Physical Education Major, Coaching Concentration (B.S.)

Students who complete any of the concentrations in this major will have a broad background in the theories and applications of physical education. Students will be well-positioned to apply for graduate studies in related field or get a variety of fitness-oriented jobs working in educational and community settings. Because the General Education, Department Core and Activity Requirements are the same in all concentrations, students can easily move from one concentration to another.

Concentration in Coaching

The concentration in Coaching is offered as an alternative for students who are not seeking teacher certification in Health and Physical Education. In this concentration students will focus on principles and techniques of coaching, as well as social and psychological factors related to sports. This concentration prepares students to work as coaches in a variety of settings including schools and colleges, community sports programs, and professional sports.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Theory Courses
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 215Drug Education in the Schools3
HLTH 222Mental Health in the Schools3
HLTH 295Sexuality Education in the Schools3
HPEM 199Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education1
HPEM 352Development and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education3
HPEM 355Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education3
HPEM 356Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs3
PEMJ 200Human Motor Development1
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
Activity Courses
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 145Dance in the Schools2
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
Required Teaching Course
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
Specialization Courses
PEMJ 226Coaching Principles and Problems3
PEMJ 227Social Problems in Sports3
PEMJ 353Psychology of Sport3
PEMJ 447Advanced Coaching Techniques3
PEMJ 381Cooperative Education in Physical Education4-8
Health and Physical Education Collateral
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
Required Education Courses
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Total Credits82