Undergraduate Academic Programs




Undergraduate students in all schools except the College of Arts and Sciences may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit https://sph.indiana.edu/forms/student/undergrad-minor-declaration/select-minor.html to declare it.  Alternatively, the student may visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may visit Dr. Robert Chapman for academic advising.

Dr. Robert Chapman
Department of Kinesiology
School of Public Health - Bloomington
SPH 112
1025 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN  47405-7109
(812) 856-2452
rfchapma [at] indiana [dot] edu


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs who wish to add a coaching specialty to their studies.  This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 20 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.
  • a minimum grade of C- is required in each minor course.
Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Required Core Courses (6 cr.):
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-K 335 Theories of Conditioning for Coaching (3 cr.) (fall only)
  • SPH-K 435 Philosophical Foundations of Coaching (3 cr.) (spring only)

Elective Courses (9 cr.):
Select and complete 9 credits from the following. At least three must be from the 300-400 level.

  • SPH-A 361 Coaching of Football (2 cr.) (spring only)
  • SPH-A 362 Coaching of Basketball (2 cr.) (fall only)
  • SPH-A 363 Coaching of Baseball (2 cr.) (fall only)
  • SPH-A 370 Coaching of Soccer (2 cr.) (spring only)
  • SPH-A 483 Sports Officiating (1 cr.) (usually basketball, track & field, or softball)
  • SPH-K 280 Pinciples of Athletic Training and Emergency Care (2 cr.) or SPH-H 160 First Aid and Emergency Care (3 cr.)
  • SPH-K 316 Theories of Advanced Conditioning (2 cr.)
  • SPH-K 317 Theory and Practice of Resistance Training (2 cr.)
  • SPH-K 405 Introduction to Sport Psychology (3 cr.)
  • SPH-K 455 Practicum in Coaching (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-G 207 Introduction to Student-Athlete Counseling Psychology (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 230 or SPH-K 206 Recreational Sport Programming (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 431 Youth Sport Management (3 cr.)

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