Sport Coaching Leadership

About the Minor

The minor in Sport Coaching Leadership (SCL), open to all undergraduate students across the University, provides the foundation for the effective coaching and managing of athletes at various levels. The minor is complementary to a variety of degree programs.

Upon completion of the minor, students will have developed the ability to communicate and motivate athletes, enhance the social and emotional growth of athletes, develop sound physical training programs, use sport skills effectively, inform athletes about the principles of good nutrition, reduce injuries by managing roles better, effectively deal with equipment, facilities, scheduling and team logistics and understand the administrative facets of coaching.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
SCL 101Principles of Coaching3.0
SCL 102Principles of Coaching II3.0
SCL 203Sports Conditioning3.0
SCL 210Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3.0
SCL 495Coaching Practicum I3.0
or SCL 496 Coaching Practicum II
SCL Minor Electives
Select 9 credits from the following9.0
Sports Psychology
Sport-Based Youth Development
Kinesiology
Sport Performance and Energy Systems
Athletic Recruiting
Athlete Leadership Development
Evaluating Athletes and Teams
Professional Coaching Portfolio
Global Coaching Seminar
Leadership in Sports & Society
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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