Athletic Coaching Minor

School of Business
Office:  E366E Thompson Hall
Dr. Reneta Barneva, Department Chairperson

(716) 673-4750

Reneta.Barneva@fredonia.edu

 

Minor Requirements

The Athletic Coaching minor is offered to students seeking certification from The New York State Education Department (NYSED) to coach athletic teams in the public schools.  Recipients of this minor will also have certification necessary to work in community programs and private schools and organizations. 

The NYSED requires the following courses to partially meet the requirements for coaching certification:

  • First Aid Skills and Knowledge
  • Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education
  • Health Sciences Applied to Coaching
  • Theory and Techniques of Coaching

To complete the minor, students must also take the following courses: Fitness and Wellness, Sport Psychology, Pre-internship and an internship completed under the direction of a certified experienced coach.

Additional information concerning NYSED Coaching Certification may be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/toolkitdocs/coachingguidelines_07_09.pdf.

Required Courses:

Some courses require prerequisites.  Click on any hyperlinked course for additional information. 
HLTH 115First Aid Skills and Knowledge

3

HLTH 303Fitness and Wellness

3

PSY 129Foundations of Psychology

3

PSY 237Sport Psychology

3

SPMG 398Pre-Internship

1

SPMG 400Sport Studies Internship

.5-12

HLTH 220Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

3

HLTH 221Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education

3

HLTH 321Theory & Techniques of Coaching

2

Total Credit Hours:23

NOTE:

  • SPMG 400 is a variable 1-12 credit hour course. Students must complete the course with a minimum of two credit hours to satisfy the requirements for the minor.

Total Credit Hours: 23