2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education (Coaching) Minor

Dr. Michael L. Norris, mlnorris@syr.edu, 315-443-9776; 820 Comstock Ave/204F Women’s Bldg.

The coaching minor is designed for students who wish to coach in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Coursework extends beyond the 8 credits required for the New York State Temporary Coaching License. Prerequisite: 2.5 grade point average.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Know a basic philosophy and principle of coaching

2. Know state, local, and national regulations and policies related to athletics; legal considerations; function and organization of leagues and athletic associations in New York State

3. Know selected principles of biology, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology related to coaching; risk minimization; mixed competition; NYSED selection and classification of athletes; age and maturity of athletes

4. Completion and journaling of ten coaching practicum hours

5. Provide a narrative and oral presentation of coaching practicum experience by writing a reflective paper on the dimensions of the internship experience and compare to discussion and topics developed in class

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 18


EDU 366   (formerly EDU 400) Safe and Healthy Learning Environments (1 credit), or equivalent, which includes the following topics:  Identifying/reporting child abuse, violence prevention, child abduction prevention, highway/general safety, alcohol/drug/tobacco prevention, fire and arson prevention, and training related to the Dignity for All Students (DASA) Act is not required for the minor. However, this course is a requirement for the New York State Coaching Certification.

Fingerprinting is also required for appointment to coaching positions.