Areas of Study - Minors

Coaching Minor 

The coaching minor can be added to any physical education concentration. This minor provides students with a background in the philosophical and practical aspects of coaching.

Courses are designed to present basic knowledge of the prevention of injuries, coaching theories, coaching in specific sports and the psychological components of sports and participation.

Course Cr.
Required courses include:
KIN 190 First Aid/CPR 2 cr.
KIN 192 Sport First Aid 1 cr.
KIN 220 Coaching Theory 2 cr.
KIN 221 Coaching Techniques 1 cr.
KIN 310 Psychology of Sport 3 cr.
KIN 370 Kinesiology I 3 cr.
KIN 387 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 3 cr.
One of the following classes:
BIO 205 Fundamental Nutrition 3 cr.
BIO 260 Human Nutrition 3 cr.

Health and Safety Minor 

This minor provides students with a basic knowledge of health and safety. When combined with a Secondary Education Complementary Major, courses in this minor can be used to add a health endorsement to teaching certification.

Course Cr.
Required courses include:
KIN 190 First Aid/CPR 2 cr.
KIN 230 Seminar in Health 3 cr.
KIN 231 Drugs in American Society 3 cr.
KIN 388 Methods of Teaching Health 3 cr.
One of the following classes:
KIN 191 First Aid Instructor Certification 1 cr.
KIN 192 Sport First Aid 1 cr.
One of the following classes:
BIO 205 Fundamental Nutrition 3 cr.
BIO 260 Human Nutrition 3 cr.

Physical Education Teaching Minor 

This minor is designed for students who are pursuing a Secondary Education major in an area other than physical education. This teaching minor is designed for those who wish to add physical education to their teaching certification.

Course Cr.
Required courses include:
KIN 150 Foundations of Kinesiology & Sport 3 cr.
KIN 190 First Aid & Safety 2 cr.
KIN 230 Seminar in Health 3 cr.
KIN 370 Kinesiology I 3 cr.
KIN Kinesiology Electives 8 cr.

Exercise Science Minor 

Course Cr.
Exercise Science Minor
KIN 150 Foundations of Kinesiology & Sport 3 cr.
KIN 220 Coaching Theory 2 cr.
KIN 370 Kinesiology I 3 cr.
KIN 387 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 3 cr.
KIN 440 Physiology of Exercise 3 cr.
KIN 477 Advanced Physiology of Exercise 3 cr.
One of the following classes:
BIO 205 Fundamental Nutrition 3 cr.
BIO 260 Human Nutrition 3 cr.

Sports Management Minor 

Course Cr.
Sports Management Minor
KIN 233 Theory & Principles of Sports Management 3 cr.
KIN 333 Facilities 3 cr.
KIN 343 Marketing 3 cr.
KIN 433 Sports Law & Sport Ethics 3 cr.
KIN 443 Financial Aspects of Sport 3 cr.
ACC 205 Financial Accounting 3 cr.
ECON 221 Principles of Economics-Micro 3 cr.
One of the following classes:
KIN 240 Governance in Sport and Physical Education 3 cr.
KIN 310 Psychology of Sport 3 cr.
KIN 320 Sport & Society 3 cr.

For further assistance please contact

Dr. Barbara Tyree, Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Email: barbara.tyree@valpo.edu