Coaching

Unlock opportunities and achieve success in the world of sports coaching with a Minor in Coaching at Graceland.

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Elevate Lives and Inspire Positive Change With a Minor in Coaching

If you're in it for the win, a coaching minor from Graceland adds a level of competitiveness to any major looking to pursue coaching in the future. A minor in coaching can be added to many different degree paths at Graceland such as exercise science, exercise physiology, sports medicine, physical therapy, and more. You'll learn core coursework in movement, sports psychology, injury prevention, and physical therapy.

With this knowledge under your belt, you'll be better prepared for a career in a full-time position, a part-time position or as a volunteer.

Offerings
Minor
Field of Study
Health & Movement Science
Format
Lamoni Campus
Coaching Minor Curriculum
  • Coaching Minor

    A Coaching minor consists of 18 hours or more including:

    Core Courses:
    Electives that may count for the coaching minor:

    *Students seeking the Iowa Coaching Authorization should take the following courses:

    Courses Offered
    • ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
      ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

      Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries. Prerequisites: PHED1500 or BIOL2300 or BIOL3420

    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    • BIOL3420Human Anatomy with Lab
      BIOL3420 Human Anatomy with Lab - 4 s.h.

      A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL2100 or PHED1500.

    • HLTH1100CPR and First Aid
      HLTH1100 CPR and First Aid - 1 s.h.

      The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • PHED1500Introduction to Kinesiology
      PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 s.h.

      This course is designed to introduce students to the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to anatomical movements in the body. Students will examine the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and their relationships with exercise science.

    • PHED2120Motor Learning
      PHED2120 Motor Learning - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills. Prerequisites: PHED1240 or PHED1500.

    • PHED2390Teaching Team and Individual Sports
      PHED2390 Teaching Team and Individual Sports - 3 s.h.

      Teaching technique, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, bowling, disc golf, and racquet sports. Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

    • PHED3130Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130)
      PHED3130 Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130) - 3 s.h.

      An application of the theories and principles in psychology to the athlete, the athletic environment, and to coaching practices.

    • PHED3340Biomechanics
      PHED3340 Biomechanics - 3 s.h.

      A systematic study of the bones, joints, and muscles of the human body as well as internal external forces initiating and modifying movement. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 or BIOL3420 with a grade of "C" or higher. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    • PHED3410Theory of Coaching
      PHED3410 Theory of Coaching - 2 s.h.

      Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.

    • PHED3420Practicum in Coaching
      PHED3420 Practicum in Coaching - 3-6 s.h.

      Field experience for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of coaching with highly qualified personnel in a selected sport. (Note - no one may participate with students on a team in Iowa PK-12 schools unless they hold a coaching authorization or endorsement.) Pre-/corequisite: PHED3410 Theory of Coaching.

    • PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
      PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

      The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

    • SOCI4100Social Issues in Sport (also SPMT4100)
      SOCI4100 Social Issues in Sport (also SPMT4100) - 3 s.h.

      Sociological analysis of sport in contemporary American society. Focus is upon sport as a form of social interaction, which reflects, reinforces, and helps create basic societal norms, values, attitudes, and beliefs. The impact of sport is analyzed on the basic societal institutions of family, church, school, government, and economics, from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: Junior standing. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation.

    • SPMT2300Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports
      SPMT2300 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports - 3 s.h.

      A study of the laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics related to sports at all levels. A variety of viewpoints, including financial, regulatory, and societal will be explored.

    • SPMT3410Sport Facility and Event Management
      SPMT3410 Sport Facility and Event Management - 3 s.h.

      This course examines the principles of facility operations and management and event planning, execution, and evaluation, within the sport industry. This course provides students an industry-specific understanding of challenges to facility management as well as planning skills to ensure a successful sport event. Topics to be explored include facility design, management, operations, risk management, the sport event planning process, sport marketing, and event execution and evaluation. Offered each fall semester. Prerequisites: SPMT1200.

    • SPMT4100Social Issues in Sport (also SOCI4100)
      SPMT4100 Social Issues in Sport (also SOCI4100) - 3 s.h.

      Sociological analysis of sport in contemporary American society. Focus is upon sport as a form of social interaction, which reflects, reinforces, and helps create basic societal norms, values, attitudes, and beliefs. The impact of sport is analyzed on the basic societal institutions of family, church, school, government, and economics, from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: Junior standing. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation.

    ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) BIOL3420Human Anatomy with Lab HLTH1100CPR and First Aid PHED1500Introduction to Kinesiology PHED2120Motor Learning PHED2390Teaching Team and Individual Sports PHED3130Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130) PHED3340Biomechanics PHED3410Theory of Coaching PHED3420Practicum in Coaching PSYC2250Developmental Psychology SOCI4100Social Issues in Sport (also SPMT4100) SPMT2300Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports SPMT3410Sport Facility and Event Management SPMT4100Social Issues in Sport (also SOCI4100)
    Course Descriptions
    ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

    Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries. Prerequisites: PHED1500 or BIOL2300 or BIOL3420

    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    BIOL3420 Human Anatomy with Lab - 4 s.h.

    A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL2100 or PHED1500.

    HLTH1100 CPR and First Aid - 1 s.h.

    The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 s.h.

    This course is designed to introduce students to the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to anatomical movements in the body. Students will examine the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and their relationships with exercise science.

    PHED2120 Motor Learning - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills. Prerequisites: PHED1240 or PHED1500.

    PHED2390 Teaching Team and Individual Sports - 3 s.h.

    Teaching technique, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, bowling, disc golf, and racquet sports. Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

    PHED3130 Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130) - 3 s.h.

    An application of the theories and principles in psychology to the athlete, the athletic environment, and to coaching practices.

    PHED3340 Biomechanics - 3 s.h.

    A systematic study of the bones, joints, and muscles of the human body as well as internal external forces initiating and modifying movement. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 or BIOL3420 with a grade of "C" or higher. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.

    PHED3410 Theory of Coaching - 2 s.h.

    Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.

    PHED3420 Practicum in Coaching - 3-6 s.h.

    Field experience for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of coaching with highly qualified personnel in a selected sport. (Note - no one may participate with students on a team in Iowa PK-12 schools unless they hold a coaching authorization or endorsement.) Pre-/corequisite: PHED3410 Theory of Coaching.

    PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

    The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

    SOCI4100 Social Issues in Sport (also SPMT4100) - 3 s.h.

    Sociological analysis of sport in contemporary American society. Focus is upon sport as a form of social interaction, which reflects, reinforces, and helps create basic societal norms, values, attitudes, and beliefs. The impact of sport is analyzed on the basic societal institutions of family, church, school, government, and economics, from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: Junior standing. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation.

    SPMT2300 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports - 3 s.h.

    A study of the laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics related to sports at all levels. A variety of viewpoints, including financial, regulatory, and societal will be explored.

    SPMT3410 Sport Facility and Event Management - 3 s.h.

    This course examines the principles of facility operations and management and event planning, execution, and evaluation, within the sport industry. This course provides students an industry-specific understanding of challenges to facility management as well as planning skills to ensure a successful sport event. Topics to be explored include facility design, management, operations, risk management, the sport event planning process, sport marketing, and event execution and evaluation. Offered each fall semester. Prerequisites: SPMT1200.

    SPMT4100 Social Issues in Sport (also SOCI4100) - 3 s.h.

    Sociological analysis of sport in contemporary American society. Focus is upon sport as a form of social interaction, which reflects, reinforces, and helps create basic societal norms, values, attitudes, and beliefs. The impact of sport is analyzed on the basic societal institutions of family, church, school, government, and economics, from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: Junior standing. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation.

  • Coaching Authorization/Endorsement

    FOR STUDENTS SEEKING AN IOWA COACHING ENDORSEMENT, THE FOLLOWING COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED.

    Students (from any academic area) would be eligible to earn a coaching authorization through the state of Iowa. See https://boee.iowa.gov/coaching-license-types for details.

    Courses Offered
    • ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
      ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

      Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries. Prerequisites: PHED1500 or BIOL2300 or BIOL3420

    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    • HLTH1100CPR and First Aid
      HLTH1100 CPR and First Aid - 1 s.h.

      The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development
      HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development - 3 s.h.

      Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

    • PHED3410Theory of Coaching
      PHED3410 Theory of Coaching - 2 s.h.

      Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.

    • PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
      PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

      The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

    ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) HLTH1100CPR and First Aid HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development PHED3410Theory of Coaching PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
    Course Descriptions
    ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

    Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries. Prerequisites: PHED1500 or BIOL2300 or BIOL3420

    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A, GE3D Liberal Learning-Natural Sciences.

    HLTH1100 CPR and First Aid - 1 s.h.

    The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development - 3 s.h.

    Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

    PHED3410 Theory of Coaching - 2 s.h.

    Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.

    PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

    The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace, GE3E Liberal Learning-Social Sciences

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