The coaching minor allows students from all majors, especially the bachelor of arts in sports medicine, to become better prepared for careers or experiences as sport coaches. The competencies developed in this minor will encourage individuals to master the knowledge and skills necessary for coaching athletes at various age and ability levels. The content of this program is based on the national standards for athletic coaches developed by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and reflects the fundamental competencies the public should expect of athletic coaches at various levels of experience.
Course selections in the coaching minor cover seven domains of expertise recommended by NASPE:
Students interested in the coaching minor must complete the following core and elective courses.
|Course ID||Course Name||Units|
|Core Courses: 12 units|
|Complete one of the following:|
|SPME 108||Scientific Foundations of Sport Performance||4|
|SPME 440||Neuromuscular Adaptations to Training (PS)
|Complete both of the following:|
|SPME 300||Foundations of Coaching||4|
|SPME 412||Social & Psychological Aspects of Sport Performance||4|
|Elective Course: 3 or 4 units|
|Select one course from the following list:|
|NUTR 340||Sports Nutrition||4|
|SPME 250||Motor Development and Learning (WI, RM, PS)||4|
|SPME 310||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||3|
|SPME 320||Psychology of Exercise||3|
|SPME 330||Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology||4|
|SPME 360||Physiology of Exercise
|SPME 595||Fieldwork in Sport Medicine||1-4|
The above program requirements are excerpted from the Seaver catalog. This Web page is not an official binding document. To view the actual catalog visit: http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/academics/catalog/
You may email your questions to the Seaver Natural Science Division Office Manager.