Coaching Minor - 21 credits

Bachelor of Arts

SM312 Sports Psychology 3 hours

The study of psychological and related theoretical concerns associated with sports, in relationship to prayer and spiritual influence.

SM409 Principles of Coaching and Leadership 3 hours

This course will focus on general techniques and concerns dealing with coaching.  A specific focus will be placed on effective instructive skills in coaching, including feedback, use of practice time, and fundamental techniques of sports skills.  As part of this course’s practical experience, the student will serve as an assistant coach for one of our varsity sports.

SM250 Injury Prevention and Care 2 hours

This course is a study of the treatment and prevention of specific sport injuries resulting from activities in the home, recreation, intramural and extramural settings. It will cover the identification of injuries, proper treatment after they occur, and preventive measures. Students learn now to create a safe environment for athletes.

SM324 Organization and Administration in Sports 3 hours

This course will help students define and understand the concepts of management and leadership within sport organizations. There will be a focus upon the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers. This course places sport organizations in the context of their environment and emphasizes the manager’s role in adapting and reacting to changes in the environment.

SM335 Performance and Conditioning 2 hours

This course combines sound, proven strength and conditioning principles with the latest methodologies. Training programs are based on proven scientific training principles. Specifically the course will focus on the development of power, speed, acceleration, agility, and quickness for the development of high quality sport performance.

SM375 Sports Governance 3 hours

Sports create governance structures, policies, and procedures, even at the most rudimentary level. This course examines the purpose and practice of sports governance and how it relates to sports administration from little league to the olympic games to international federations to professional sports. The roles and functions of governing bodies are discussed and analyzed.

SM408 Sports Management Internship I 3 hours

A sport management internship opportunity for students to be involved in a variety of activities compatible with athletic and recreational sporting events and experiences. This internship can be on campus or off campus, depending on the student. Students must complete not less than a minimum of 90 actual hours in an internship in the Sports Management field. Interns should strive to gain appropriate and valuable experience, as well as apply the knowledge they have gained in their various courses.

Prior permission of the Sports Management Program Director or the Department Chair.

SM225 Coaching a Sport - Baseball 2 hours

Fundamentals of coaching Baseball as it relates to the selection of personnel, skill techniques, and training in depth study of the sport of baseball and how to apply game and practice knowledge in a coaching capacity to become an effective and efficient coach.

Any of the "Coaching a Sport" courses (Basketball, Soccer, or Volleyball)