• This course deals with the administrative responsibilities of a sports coach. The topics covered include: Ethics, Administrative Duties, Methodology and Pedagogy, Sports Psychology, Conditioning and Nutrition, and Injury Prevention and Emergency Care in Sports.
  • Required Textbook:
    Carr, G. (2010). Sport mechanics for coaches (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    The course is designed for sport coaches to study human movement as it relates to sport activities. Coaching techniques and methodology are addresses to learn how to analyze skills and improve sport performance.

  • Required Textbook:
    Guthrie, M. (2003), Coaching track & field successfully, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic track and field skills.

  • Required Textbook:
    Newton, J., & Henderson, J. (1998), Coaching cross country successfully, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    Word for word from the most current catalog

  • Required Textbook:
    Schempp, P. and Mattsson, P. (2005), Golf Steps to Success, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course involves the study of the principles of personnel management including staffing, training, creation of a favorable work environment, labor relations, compensation, benefits, laws, position descriptions, and employee evaluations.

  • Required Textbook:
    Kus, S. (2004), Coaching volleyball successfully, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic volleyball skills.

  • Required Textbook:
    Kindal, J. & Winkin, J. (2000). The baseball coaching bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide the foundations for coaching baseball to help current and future coaches learn and accomplish the development of a successful baseball program. Coaching baseball has numerous challenges, both on the field and off. This course provides an in-depth analysis of all the critical aspects of the competitions of baseball with the insight from some of the best baseball minds to put the coach practitioner in a position to succeed.

  • Required Textbook:
    Krause, J., & Pim, R. (2002). Coaching basketball (Rev. ed.). Chicago: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed by individuals who intend to coach basketball at the secondary, collegiate, or professional level. Emphasis is placed on understanding and teaching the fundamental skills, techniques, drills, and team strategies. Planning, preparation, and administration during the various phases of the season, practices, and competitions, along with the development of a coaching philosophy and an approach to program evaluation are covered.

  • Required Textbook:
    American Football Coaches Association (2002). The football coaching bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of the science and art of coaching football. All phases of coaching are addressed, from the Xs and Os to the philosophy of leadership, responsibility, and teaching.

  • Required Textbook:
    National Soccer Coaches Association of America (2004). The soccer coaching bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is specifically designed to provide information on coaching priorities and principles, program building and management, innovative and effective practice sessions, individual skills and team building tactics, and game-winning and tournament-winning strategies for individuals interested in coaching soccer.

  • Required Textbook:
    National Fastpitch Coaches Association (2002). The softball coaching bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course covers the philosophical foundation of coaching softball and technical aspects of coaching the game. The philosophical foundation aspects include setting priorities, identifying personal standards, player and coach value systems, organizing, building, and marketing the team. The technical portion of the course includes individual skills, team strategies, motivating players, and preparing for competition in tournaments and playoffs.

  • Required Textbook:
    United States Tennis Association (2004). Coaching tennis successfully (2nd. ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    CES 576 Coaching Tennis focuses on current ideas and practical experiences reflecting coaching trends in tennis. The material presented is a culmination of information researched by both the United States Tennis Association (USTA) national coaching staff and the USTA sport science staff. The course is designed to provide the student with practical knowledge in the coaching of a tennis team in a high school, college, junior tennis, or USTA affiliated tennis league. This course will examine issues regarding establishing a coaching foundation, planning for the overall season, the teaching of tennis skills and strategy, preparing players for competitive match play, and the coach's role in evaluation of players and the program.