Being a coach is more than blowing whistles and calling plays. To be a great coach requires continual development of a unique skill set so you can truly motivate athletes.
Majoring in sport coaching education will develop your ability to lead successful teams.
The sport coaching education degree will prepare you to coach in a variety of sport settings. As a sport coaching education major, you will study coaching methodology, sport psychology, and human performance.
Four methodology courses taught by distinguished coaches and 240 hours of the program are in an applied setting.
As a sport coaching education major, you must also pursue either a dual-degree with K-12 physical education licensure, a minor in a Praxis II content area, or complete a second major in a teacher education program. This will help your eligibility for future jobs. (Praxis II refers to a content knowledge exam that is required for individuals pursuing teacher certification in the state of Mississippi.)
There is one Bachelor of Science (BS) degree available with this major.
Coaches help athletes in all aspects of development, preparing them to enjoy and succeed in events and competition. Coaches typically organize practices, prepare strategies for competition, and motivate athletes. They also develop strength and conditioning and mental skills training programs, enabling athletes to reach their maximum performance potential.
Example Career Settings:
An overview of the history, foundation, technology and career opportunities in sport coaching
An exploration of the social, cultural, and philosophical issues that shape the sport environment and affect the role of the sport coach
The analysis and study of human behavior patterns as they relate to sport-related performance
The development and administration of strength, endurance, flexibility, speed and agility programs
Favorite Course: KIN 675: Advanced Sport Coaching Methodology
Favorite Course: KIN 204: Introduction to Sport Coaching
Favorite Course: KIN 470: Strength and Conditioning
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.