College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studieswww.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs
About This Program
The Athletic Coaching minor provides students with the knowledge and skills to coach in youth sport settings, K-12 schools and colleges. The "National Standards for Sport Coaches," published by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), serves as the guiding basis for the minor.
An internship completes the minor as a capstone experience.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
To declare this minor, students must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and earned a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State GPA. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Understand, at the basic level, athletic coaching effectiveness
- Understand, at the basic level, motor development across the lifespan
- Understand, at the basic level, mental preparation and performance in sport
- Understand, at the basic level, motor skill analysis
- Understand, at the basic level, fitness education
- Understand, at the basic level, practical athletic coaching experiences in diverse fields