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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 Athletic Coaches," published by the National association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), serves as the guiding basis for the proposed program of study. NASPE 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. An internship completes the minor as a capstone experience. Students must also get American Red Cross 1st Aid and CPR certification to successfully complete the minor.

Type 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.


Type Course Title Credits
  PEP 35020 Fitness Education 3
    35084 Motor Skill Analysis 3
    45015 Psychology of Coaching 3
    45020 Contemporary Athletic Coaching 3
    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)  
    35010 Psychological Dimensions of Motor Behavior (3)  
  Choose from the following: 4
  PEP 35040 Coaching Football (2)  
    35041 Coaching Soccer (2)  
    35042 Coaching Volleyball (2)  
    35044 Coaching Basketball (2)  
    35048 Coaching Baseball and Softball (2)  
    35049 Coaching Track and Field (2)  


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