Academic Minor in Coaching

Introduction

A minor in coaching prepares future teachers and other students interested in pursuing coaching for a variety of roles in the coaching profession. The minor includes study of the physical, social, medical and psychological elements of coaching athletics. In addition, courses include an in-depth study of the methods and strategies of coaching individual and teams sports and an application of these principles in an actual coaching setting. The principles studied might also be applied to a recreational program.

Topics covered within the minor program include first aid, injury prevention and care, athletic management, sports psychology and sociology, physiology and anatomy.

The student applies these principles to coaching through a methods course in the sport of their choice, followed by a practicum experience in that same sport. Practicum experiences can range from grade school coaching to assistant coaching at the collegiate level; in a club setting such as a swimming, soccer or hockey youth association; or at a recreational level, such as little league baseball or softball.


 

For more information, contact:

    Steve Terry, Minor Adviser
    205 Sports and Fitness Center
    University of Wisconsin-Stout
    Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

    Phone: 715-232-2161
    Email: terrys@uwstout.edu

Declaring a Minor

To declare a minor, complete the "Applying for a Minor" survey online, and you will be given further instructions. Once this has been processed you will receive an e-mail confirmation from the Advisement Center.