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A COACHING minor from Graceland adds a level of competitiveness to any major looking to pursue coaching in the future. Learn about coaching strategy, basic health practices, sports psychology, and so much more through this additional minor.

Offerings
Minor
Field of Study
Health & Movement Sciences
Format
Lamoni Campus
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.

    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 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

    • BIOL3420Human Anatomy (3-2)
      BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) - 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: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100 or PHED1240. Goal 1A

    • HLTH1100First Aid
      HLTH1100 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.

    • HMSC4100Social Issues in Sport
      HMSC4100 Social Issues in Sport - 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.

    • HMSC4350Sport Facility Management
      HMSC4350 Sport Facility Management - 3 s.h.

      Explores problems, principles, and techniques of management, design, and operation of selected elite sport, mass sport and recreation facilities.

    • PHED1100New Games
      PHED1100 New Games - 1 s.h.

      Development and participation of new games for the K-12 learner, lifelong learner, and leisure.

    • PHED1240Introduction to Movement Science
      PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science - 3 s.h.

      The emphasis will be on the development of ideal fundamental movement patterns primarily focused on the upper body and core developed through the principles of progression, variety and precision. We will emphasize the understanding and application of efficient progressions to simultaneously assess, reverse, and reduce injury by improving tissue health. We will accomplish this by asking why through the use of a comprehensive self assessment of proper mobility, ideal muscle balances, and functional movement patterns, and through the use of these assessments we will become skilled at preventative protocols, to arrest, reduce and eliminate unhealthy environments in our soft tissue with the ultimate goal to develop ideal fundamental movement patterns.

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

      Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

    • PHED2200Sport Officiating
      PHED2200 Sport Officiating - 2 s.h.

      Study of officiating various sports with emphasis placed on rules and procedures, penalties and fouls, mechanics and signals.

    • 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.

      Analysis and application of psychological and sociological data related to the participation of the coach and the athlete in competitive sports programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

    • 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. Goal 10 (Goal 10 Catalog 0809+)

    • 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. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • RECR1210Theory and Practice of Leadership
      RECR1210 Theory and Practice of Leadership - 3 s.h.

      Designed to help students develop creative leadership methods and techniques that can be applied to all leisure settings with a variety of groups. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • 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.

    ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) BIOL3420Human Anatomy (3-2) HLTH1100First Aid HMSC4100Social Issues in Sport HMSC4350Sport Facility Management PHED1100New Games PHED1240Introduction to Movement Science PHED2120Motor Learning PHED2200Sport Officiating PHED2390Teaching Team and Individual Sports PHED3130Sports Psychology (also PSYC3130) PHED3340Biomechanics PHED3410Theory of Coaching PHED3420Practicum in Coaching PSYC2250Developmental Psychology RECR1210Theory and Practice of Leadership SPMT2300Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports
    Course Descriptions
    ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries - 3 s.h.

    Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 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

    BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) - 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: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100 or PHED1240. Goal 1A

    HLTH1100 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.

    HMSC4100 Social Issues in Sport - 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.

    HMSC4350 Sport Facility Management - 3 s.h.

    Explores problems, principles, and techniques of management, design, and operation of selected elite sport, mass sport and recreation facilities.

    PHED1100 New Games - 1 s.h.

    Development and participation of new games for the K-12 learner, lifelong learner, and leisure.

    PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science - 3 s.h.

    The emphasis will be on the development of ideal fundamental movement patterns primarily focused on the upper body and core developed through the principles of progression, variety and precision. We will emphasize the understanding and application of efficient progressions to simultaneously assess, reverse, and reduce injury by improving tissue health. We will accomplish this by asking why through the use of a comprehensive self assessment of proper mobility, ideal muscle balances, and functional movement patterns, and through the use of these assessments we will become skilled at preventative protocols, to arrest, reduce and eliminate unhealthy environments in our soft tissue with the ultimate goal to develop ideal fundamental movement patterns.

    PHED2120 Motor Learning - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

    PHED2200 Sport Officiating - 2 s.h.

    Study of officiating various sports with emphasis placed on rules and procedures, penalties and fouls, mechanics and signals.

    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.

    Analysis and application of psychological and sociological data related to the participation of the coach and the athlete in competitive sports programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

    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. Goal 10 (Goal 10 Catalog 0809+)

    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. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    RECR1210 Theory and Practice of Leadership - 3 s.h.

    Designed to help students develop creative leadership methods and techniques that can be applied to all leisure settings with a variety of groups. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

  • 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.

    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 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

    • HLTH1100First Aid
      HLTH1100 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.

    • PHED0610Life Guard Training
      PHED0610 Life Guard Training - 1 s.h.

      This course is designed for students who are interested in learning and developing the skills and knowledge which will enable them to be certified and serve as lifeguard. Additional fee required.

    • 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. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    ATHT3100Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) HLTH1100First Aid HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development PHED0610Life Guard Training 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.

    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 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

    HLTH1100 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.

    PHED0610 Life Guard Training - 1 s.h.

    This course is designed for students who are interested in learning and developing the skills and knowledge which will enable them to be certified and serve as lifeguard. Additional fee required.

    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. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

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ExpenseAnnual CostSemester Cost
Tuition$31,250$15,625
Room (based on a two-person room)$3,770$1,885
Board$6,040$3,020
Activity Fee $370$185
University Technology Fee$300$150
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS$41,730$20,865
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