Movement & Sport Sciences

Kinesiology Minors to enhance your degree

The Movement and Sport Sciences Division offers three minor options closely related to the field of Kinesiology to expand your knowledge and enhance your bachelor's degree. Preview the three options below:


Coaching Minor

Students interested in coaching, youth organizations, or recreation departments will find that the 21 credit coaching minor should enhance their employability.  Teachers are encouraged to obtain a Physical Education minor instead of a Coaching minor, in that with a Physical Education minor, and another approved major field, they will be able to teach and coach in schools.

Students completing the Coaching minor will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge related to:

  1. Injury prevention, care, and management
  2. Risk management
  3. Growth, development, and learning
  4. Training, conditioning, and nutrition
  5. Social/psychological aspects of coaching
  6. Sport specific skills, tactics, and strategies
  7. Teaching/coaching and continued professional development.

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Health Minor

The Health minor is designed for individuals interested in health promotion and/or teaching in allied health organizations, fitness/wellness programs, recreation programs, and schools.  Upon completion of this minor, teacher education students will be endorsed to teach health in Idaho and Washington Secondary schools.

Students completing a Health minor will be able to:

  1. Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  4. Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factor on health.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

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Kinesiology Minor

The Kinesiology minor is designed for:

  1. An individual interested in motor skill development and physical activity in a variety of related careers including sport management, sales, recreation, social services, or journalism.
  2. The prospective teacher with another subject major, but who may wish employment with physical education or coaching as part of the teaching load.

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