May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Physical Education - Coaching Emphasis (B.S.)


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Program Summary

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education - Coaching Emphasis is designed to develop high-quality coaches who possess an excellent understanding of coaching techniques and strategies. The program of study provides students with an understanding of coaching effectiveness, mental preparation and performance in sport, nutrition and conditioning for athletes, skill analysis, and athletic training.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education  requirements, as they are prerequisites for required major courses. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Physical Education - Coaching Curriculum (75-76 Credits)


Required Support Courses (7 Credits)


Free Electives (9-18 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 120


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