Major Requirements — Coaching and Youth Sport Development

Bachelor of Arts

2009-2011 Four-Year Plan

This major is geared toward preparation for youth sport program leadership in both private and public agencies (e.g., fitness and health facilities, youth sport associations, park districts, social service agencies, school systems, and the YM/WCA). The focus is on the role of youth sports in society. Emphasis is placed on the development of youth through sports, from a physical, psychological, and sociological perspective.

The required coaching minor encompasses the state-required endorsement in coaching from the American Sport Education Program. Students are prepared to apply for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Spe­cialist credential through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Successful completion of the required supplemental major, the YMCA Senior Director Certificate Program, qualifies students for administrative positions in the YM/WCA upon graduation.

Required Core Courses: 9 semester hours

PED3200-01 Kinesiology (3)
PED3220WI-02  
Physiology of Exercise (3)
PED4100-01 Administrative Principles In Athletic Training, Fitness and Physical Education (3)

Professional Core Courses: 49 semester hours

PED1600 Career Exploration in Coaching and Youth Sport Development (2)
PED2210
Children, Youth in Society (3)
PED2260 Technology in Sport Promotion and Programming (2)
PED2300 Coaching Principles and Techniques (2)
PED2330 Officiating Team Sports (2)
PED2340 Sports Statistics (1)
PED2941 Coaching Field Experience (2)
PED3010 Youth Policy: Enhancing Healthy Development (3)
PED3040 Sports Management (3)
PED3045 Sport Law (3)
PED3100 Competitive Sport for Children and Youth (3)
PED3450 Designing Youth Sport Programs (3)
PED3470 Human Resource Development in Coaching and Youth Sport Development (2)
PED3480 Sport Psychology (3)
PED4370 Facilities and Special Events (3)
PED4940 Coaching and Youth Sport Development Internship (9)
PED4941 Seminar for Coaching and Youth Sport Development Internship (3)

 

Professional Support Courses: 13 semester hours

PED1200-02  
Fitness for Life (2)
PED2080 First Aide/CPR (2)
PED2500 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
PED2550 Advanced Strenth Training and Conditioning: CP (3)
PED2600 Motor Development (3)

 

Professional Support Electives: choose 6 semester hours

PED2354    
Methods and Strategies of Coaching Baseball (1)
PED2355 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Basketball (1)
PED2364 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Football (1)
PED2365 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Golf (1)
PED2374 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Lacrosse (1)
PED2375 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Soccer (1)
PED2384 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Softball (1)
PED2385 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Tennis (1)
PED2394 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Track/Field/XC (1)
PED2395 Methods and Strategies of Coaching Volleyball (1)

 

Recommended General Education Courses:

COM1500  
Introduction to Human Communication (4)
PSY3350 Child and Adolescent Development (4)