This coaching minor is one of the few in the northern Rocky Mountain region and is specifically designed to prepare those interested in coaching any sport at any entry level. It was designed with the National Standards for Sport Coaches that was developed by professional coach educators from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and other sport organizations and universities across the USA.
COA 205, Introduction to Coaching is the 'keystone' course for this major. All students should start here.
In most cases, there will be NO credits given for PRIOR coaching experience that has not resulted in a written evaluation from an athletic director, director of coaching, head coach or other sport administrator.
The sports specific courses (Theory of coaching football, basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, etc.) have COA 205 as their prerequisite. No student should attempt taking any of these classes without successful completion of COA 205.