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The coaching minor program provides instruction in sports administration and many aspects in the coaching of sports, with concentration on the high school and the collegiate level.
The students will understand the development of a budget and the allocation of funds. The students will develop effective communication skills, the skill of working with groups and interview preparation. There is a significant need for qualified coaches for all sports programs. The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports estimates that 40 million youth participate in sports annually. More than 4 million adults serve as volunteer coaches. It is not unusual for schools, community agencies and religious groups to seek competent persons to coach their children. All of these same organizations desire assistance with administration of their sport programs. High school administrators in particular put a very high priority on the hiring of teachers who also are qualified coaches. The need is great for qualified coaching personnel. This issue is at the forefront for parents of children and the administrators in the community, youth, high school and even the collegiate-level of sports programs.
Notes: Students must possess and maintain current Red Cross CPR and Community First Aid certifications. Students must have a current TB test and all necessary clearances if coaching experiences take place in public schools.