Course Catalog

Coaching Minor Course Descriptions

ATN 320 Human Nutrition

3 Hours

This course is a comprehensive investigation concerning the basics of nutrition, common eating disorders, methods of weight control and special needs of athletes, including an examination of the common techniques of body composition analysis.

HLT 310 Advanced Emergency Skills for Professionals

2 Hours

This course is designed to teach the student advanced emergencies skills such as airway management, one- and two-person CPR, AED, oxygen administration and basic first aid skills. Credit is granted only upon successful completion of the course, or by verified certification from an approved agency, and successful completion of a challenge test of skills evaluated by a faculty member certified by an approved agency to provide training. The course is set as a lecture/lab combination.

HPR 335 Theory of Coaching Football

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching football, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 336 Theory of Coaching Volleyball

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching volleyball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 337 Theory of Coaching Basketball

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching basketball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion and leadership dynamics. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 338 Theory of Coaching XCntry/Track

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching cross country/track and field, including the fundamentals of each event, organization of training regimen, meet management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 339 Theory of Coaching Baseball

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory of coaching baseball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership fundamentals. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 340 Theory of Coaching Wrestling

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching wrestling, including the fundamentals of the sport, practice organization, meet management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 341 Theory of Coaching Softball

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching softball, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 342 Theory of Coaching Soccer

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching soccer, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 343 Theory of Coaching Golf

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching golf, including the fundamentals of the game, practice organization, game management, team cohesion, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

HPR 350 Theory of Coaching

2 Hours

This is a course in the theory and application of coaching sports including the fundamentals of the sport, practice organization, event management, competitive strategies and leadership dynamics. Sports covered will include football, basketball, volleyball, baseball/softball, cross country/track/field, wrestling, golf and soccer.

HPR 360 Rules of Officiating

2 Hours

This course focuses on the knowledge and application of the rules, mechanics, rotations, communicative systems and etiquette for the sports of football, basketball, cross country/track and field, baseball, softball, volleyball, and wrestling.

HPR 450 Coaching Practicum

1 Hours

This course is designed to provide practical, applied and guided experiences for students pursuing a career in coaching. This course allows students to become actively involved with coaches. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of a coaching theory course and consent of instructor.

SPX 211 Care & Prevention Athletic Injuries

2 Hours

This course is designed to improve the professional competency of people who work with athletic teams. Appropriate instructional methods and effective healthcare for athletes based upon sound physiological and psychological principles are the foundations of the course. Students will practice the skills of injury recognition, evaluation and taping, and will discuss the principles of therapeutic modalities.

SPX 240 Methods of Weight & Conditioning

3 Hours

This course studies the various methods and techniques used in free-weight training and conditioning. The focus of study will be targeted toward sport-specific exercises, progression of exercise, methods of determining strength, lifting and spotting techniques, and plyometric exercise.

SPX 305 Evaluation and Prescription of Health and Fitness Programs

3 Hours

This course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge in health and fitness assessment. Areas of study include population characteristics, common fitness evaluation tools, test design, criteria for test termination and documentation of results Prerequisite: SPX 240 required, ATN 320 recommended.

SPX 315 Kinesiology

3 Hours

This course examines the kinesiological, anatomical and mechanical concepts requisite to critical assessment, description and qualitative analysis of human exercises, sport and locomotive activities. Prerequisite: BIO 220/BIO 220L.

SPX 362 Psychological Dynamics Sport

3 Hours

This course investigates the psychological constructs and concepts that relate to and help explain the phenomena of sport performance. The course principally devotes attention to theories of goal setting, attribution, stress and stress management, cognitive coping strategies, psychological rehabilitation of the injured athlete and self-confidence. Recent research evidence is presented in all topical areas.

SPX 410 Physiology of Exercise

3 Hours

This course investigates the physiological adjustments of the human organism to exercise, including neuromuscular, metabolic and cardiorespiratory changes that occur with acute and chronic exercise, and the influence of such variables as nutrition, drugs, environment, gender, age, training and body weight. Prerequisite: BIO 122/122L.

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