Coaching and Leadership

If you would like to serve as a coach and leader within sport organizations across all levels, then this is the track for you.

You will learn sport specific content knowledge as well as the essential interpersonal and intrapersonal skills necessary for quality teaching and leadership within the sport context. The program challenges students to focus on their personal professional foundation and on-going development through the integration of applied sport science and hands-on application in coaching.

Example Plan of Study

Freshman year

Fall Semester
Course Title Hours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
PET 101 Games in American Culture 3
ACE 106 Introduction to Profession 3
PET 124 Human Body: Structure & Function 2
PASS 191 First Year Seminar 1
Elective 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester
Course Title Hours
HN&F 171 Intro Human Nutrition 3
GEF 2A Science and Technology 3
ACE 215 Sport for Exceptional Athlete 3
COMM 100/104 Principles Human Comm / Public Comm 1 or 3
PET 125 Principles of Human Movement 2
Elective 3 or 1
TOTAL 15

Sophomore year

Fall Semester
Course Title Hours
COMM 102 Human Comm Interpersonal Context 2 or 3
MATH 121 or STAT 211 Intro Concepts of Math or Elementary Statistical Inference 3
ACE 256 Principles and Problems in Coaching 3
PET 175 Motor Development 2
PET 244 Motor Learning & Performance 2
Elective 3 or 2
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester
Course Title Hours
SEP 272 Psychological Perspectives in Sport 3
COMM 306 or 316 Organizational or Intercultural Communication 3
ACE 265 Diversity and Sport 3
CDFS 110 Families Across the Life Span
3
LDR 201 Principles of Leadership 3
TOTAL 15

Junior year

Fall Semester
Course Title Hours
ACE 310 Coaching Pedagogy 3
ACE 468 Sport Movement Analysis 3
PASS 300 Career Exploration in Physical Activity and Sport Science 3
EXPH 365 Exercise Physiology 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester
Course Title Hours
ACE 469 Intro to Strength & Conditioning 3
ACE 488 Coaching Practicum Exceptional Athlete 3
ACE 488 Coaching Practicum Exceptional Athlete 3
ENGL 102 Composition & Rhetoric 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 15

Senior year

Fall Semester
Course Title Hours
ACE 410 Training Theories for Coaches 3
ACE 430 Athletic Coaching Administration 3
ACE 489 Coaching Practicum Youth Sport 3
CDFS 412 Adolescent Development 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester
Course Title Hours
GEF 6 The Arts & Creativity 3
CDFS 414 Adolescent Problems & Disorders 3
ACE 491 Professional Field Experience 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 15