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ESS Minors

Coaching Minor

A minor in Coaching requires 18 hours and is designed to provide basic expertise in coaching based on the NASPE national standards for sport coaches. Students receive field experience through a supervised internship. The minor is not available to students majoring in Exercise and Sports Science as well as Health and Fitness Management.

AT 2356

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries


Select three of the following:


ESS 1172

Beginning Field Sports


ESS 1176

Beginning Tennis, Badminton, and Other Racket Sports


ESS 1178

Beginning Volleyball and Basketball


ESS 1179

Beginning Weight Training


ESS 3317 or ESS 3320

Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics


ESS 3323

Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport Science


ESS 3340

Theory and Principles of Coaching


ESS 4320

Resistance Training and Conditioning


Total Hours


Minor in Exercise & Sports Science

A minor in Exercise & Sports Science requires 25 hours, including AT 2356, BIO 2430, ESS 1100, ESS 1179, ESS 3117, ESS 3317, ESS 3320, ESS 3321, ESS 4324, and ESS 4351. This minor is not available to students who major in Exercise & Sports Science. Furthermore, ESS 1100 and ESS 1179 are in addition to the 2, one-hour PFW classes required by the general education core curriculum.