2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Coaching
Health & Human Performance
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COA 205 Introduction to Coaching
[formerly HHP 249 Foundations of Coaching]
3 cr. (F)  Covers introductory principles needed in becoming an effective coach.  Topics include development of a coaching philosophy, basic sport psychology, sport safety, basic legal aspects, and program and athlete management principles.

COA 240 Coaching Volleyball
[formerly HHP 240 Coaching Volleyball]
3 cr. (Sp)  Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to teach volleyball on the secondary level.  The course will cover such areas as volleyball rules, teaching individual skills, team strategies, offensive patterns, defensive patterns, organizing practices, and scouting.  Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

COA 242 Coaching Football
[formerly HHP 241 Coaching Football]
3 cr.  Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach football in high school.  Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

COA 245 Coaching Basketball
[formerly HHP 242 Coaching Basketball]
3 cr. (Sp)  Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach basketball in high school.  Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

COA 246 Coaching Softball/Baseball
[formerly HHP 247 Coaching Softball/Baseball]
3 cr. (Sp)  Acquaints the student with a variety of methods for teaching basic softball/baseball skills, with particular emphasis on fastpitch softball.  Emphasis is placed on teaching progression, practice drills and common error coaching hints.  Current rules and regulations as well as strategies are also covered for all phases of the game.  Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

COA 248 Coaching Soccer
[formerly HHP 245 Coaching Soccer]
3 cr.  Prepares students to coach competitive/recreational soccer with a focus on teaching skills, techniques, and tactics.  A one credit hour (minimum 45 contact hours) coaching practicum is included as a required element of this course.

COA 256 Coaching Track/Field
[formerly HHP 244 Coaching Track/Field]
3 cr. (Sp)  Acquaints the student with those skills necessary to coach track and field in high school.  Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

COA 260 Coaching Gymnastics
[formerly HHP 246 Coaching Gymnastics]
3 cr.  Acquaints the student with skills necessary to coach beginning gymnastics.  Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

COA 291 Special Topics:  Coaching (Current Sport)
[formerly HHP 248 Coaching (Current Sport)]
3 cr.  Designed to present skills and strategies related to coaching a given sport.  Course includes a 1 credit practicum.

COA 395 Practicum:  Coaching
[formerly HHP 380 Coaching Practicum]
1 cr.  Provides supervised practical experiences for students who wish to enter the coaching profession.  Students work as a head or assistant coach for an athletic team for a minimum of 45 contact hours.

COA 406 Legal Aspects of Sport
[formerly HHP 465 Legal Aspects of Sport]
3 cr. Prerequisite: COA 409 or permission of instructor.  Analysis of the legal aspects of sport, athletics, and other physical activity in contemporary society.  Includes use of the case study method.  Particular emphasis is given to tort liability and risk management in coaching.

COA 409 Psychology of Coaching
[formerly HHP 410 Psychology of Coaching]
3 cr. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. (Sp)  Covers the psychological aspects of coaching that are essential in all coaching, not specific to one sport.  Examines both the intra- and interpersonal aspects of sport achievement from an applied perspective, emphasizing effective leadership of athletics.  Connects study of the topical areas of sport psychology to coaching.

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