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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580

The "National Standards for Sport Coaches," published by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), serves as the guiding basis for the proposed program of study. SHAPE America identifies coaching competencies organized into "standards," which are placed within 8 domains. These domains are:

  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Growth and Development
  • Teaching and Communication
  • Sport Skills and Tactics
  • Organization and Administration
  • Evaluation

Courses and experiences representing each of the 8 NASPE Coaching Standards domains have been identified. Students must also get American Red Cross 1st Aid and CPR certification to successfully complete the minor. An internship completes the minor as a capstone experience

Graduation Requirements: Minimum 2.250 GPA in the minor required for graduation. Valid external certification in First Aid and CPR required for minor.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Program Requirements (25 credits)
Attribute Course Title Credits
  PEP 35020 Fitness Education 3
  PEP 35084 Motor Skill Analysis 3
  PEP 45015 Psychology of Coaching 3
  PEP 45020 Contemporary Athletic Coaching 3
ELR PEP 45692 Internship in Athletic Coaching 3
  SPAD 45021 Organization and Administration of Athletics 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  PEP 25033 Lifespan Motor Development (3)  
  PEP 35010 Psychological Dimensions of Motor Behavior (3)  
  Choose from the following: 4
  PEP 35040 Coaching Football (2)  
  PEP 35041 Coaching Soccer (2)  
  PEP 35042 Coaching Volleyball (2)  
  PEP 35044 Coaching Basketball (2)  
  PEP 35048 Coaching Baseball and Softball (2)  
  PEP 35049 Coaching Track and Field (2)