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Coaching Minor

The Sport Coaching and Human Performance minor is designed for those students looking to enter sport coaching and/or strength and conditioning coaching at the secondary, collegiate, or private practice setting. The minor will provide the background and application of coaching theory needed to become a successful coach. 

The requirements in the minor also satisfy the state of Oklahoma’s requirements for coaching at the secondary education level. Additionally, upon completion of the course work students will have the necessary background to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam, a professional certification that is the standard for human performance for coaches at any level of competition.

Course Requirements

Required Minor Core Courses: 17 Hours

ESS 2203 Applied Anatomy (3 hours)                                     

ESS 2413 Theory of Coaching (3 hours)                                 

ESS 3003 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 hours) 

ESS 3413 Physiology of Exercise  (3 hours)                       

ESS 3441 Physiology of Exercise Laboratory (1 hour)     

ESS 4703 Programming Techniques for Strength and  Conditioning (3 hours)

ESS 4741 Programming Techniques for Strength and Conditioning Laboratory (1 hour)


If you score above a 22 on the ACT/100 SAT with a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for: 

Academic scholarships from $1,700–$8,000 per year

Departmental scholarships from $3,000–$11,000 per year

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