Department Information

Chair:
Philip Buckenmeyer
Professional Studies Building, Room 1164
Phone: 607-753-4300
Fax: 607-753-5596
Email:
julie.crandall@cortland.edu
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Program Details

Coaching [CCH] (Major)

The Kinesiology Department, which offers the major in coaching, provides the academic preparation to those students wanting a career in the coaching profession.

Academic content includes study in the key sports science disciplines described by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education's (NASPE) domains of coaching effectiveness, which stress the understanding of established principles in the relevant sport science areas.

The major in coaching contains a unique sequence of subjects that focus on the theory and practice of coaching and provides students with an experiential learning component with a coaching internship.

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: 52-54 credit hours
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
    and
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 301 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr. hr.) and
  • BIO 302 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
    Additionally, all other General Education courses as required - 37 credit hours
B. Kinesiology Theory Core: 24 credit hours
  • EXS 100 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3 cr. hr.) or
  • EXS 197 - History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 111 - Computer Applications in Exercise Science (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CAP 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 287 - Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 297 - Motor Behavior (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 351 - Philosophy of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 387 - Biomechanics (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 397 - Exercise Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 420 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in American Culture (3 cr. hr.)
C. Coaching Theory Core: 28 credit hours
  • Students are required to take two credit hours of Coaching Clinic PED 404 - 419
  • ATR 421 - Athletic Injury Risk Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 230 - Foundations of Coaching: Principles and Theories (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 325 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 346 - Sport Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 410 - Ethics in Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 455 - Philosophy, Principles and the Administration of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 120 - Responding to Emergencies (2 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 333 - Developmental Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPM 311 - Legal Issues in Physical Education and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
D. Physical Education Activity Courses: Five credit hours
  • Additional Aquatics and Activity Electives
  • PED 181 - Adventure Activities (1 cr. hr.)
  • PED 189 - Aquatics (1 cr. hr.)
  • PED 282 - Health-Related Physical Fitness (1 cr. hr.)
E. Practica/Internship Requirement: Eight credit hours
  • EXS 260 - Coaching Practicum I (1 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 360 - Coaching Practicum II (1 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 475 - Internship in Coaching (6 cr. hr.)
F. Required Workshops

Students pursing the major in Coaching must successfully complete the following non-credit workshops:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)
G. Professional Electives: Three credit hours

Select at least three credit hours from the following listed below. Students may also choose additional ecectives.

  • EXS 345 - Sport and Society (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 357 - Nutrition and Sport Performance (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 435 - Neuromuscular Fitness Assessment and Programming (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 438 - Cardio-Respiratory Fitness Assessment and Programming (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 450 - Disability and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPM 238 - Sport Videography (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPM 335 - Information Technology in Sport (3 cr. hr.)
H. Free Electives: Seven credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the Bachelor's Degree in Coaching over Four Years

First Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16-17

  • GE course
  • BIO 110 - Principles of Biology I (4 cr. hr.)
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 100 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3 cr. hr.) or
  • EXS 197 - History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 120 - Responding to Emergencies (2 cr. hr.)

Spring Total credit hours: 16-17

  • GE course
  • BIO 111 - Principles of Biology II (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 111 - Computer Applications in Exercise Science (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • GE course
  • Professional Elective course (EXS or SPM)
  • BIO 301 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 287 - Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 297 - Motor Behavior (3 cr. hr.)
  • PED 181 - Adventure Activities (1 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 16
  • GE course
  • Foreign Language course
  • Quantitative Skills course
  • BIO 302 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 230 - Foundations of Coaching: Principles and Theories (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 260 - Coaching Practicum I (1 cr. hr.)
Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • GE course
  • Physical Education activity elective
  • EXS 325 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 345 - Sport and Society (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 387 - Biomechanics (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPM 311 - Legal Issues in Physical Education and Sport (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 16
  • GE course
  • ATR 421 - Athletic Injury Risk Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 346 - Sport Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 360 - Coaching Practicum II (1 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 397 - Exercise Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 333 - Developmental Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Aquatics elective
  • Coaching Clinic option: PED 404-419 (2 cr. hr.)
  • Two Free electives
  • EXS 351 - Philosophy of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 420 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in American Culture (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 13
  • Physical Education activity elective
  • EXS 410 - Ethics in Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 455 - Philosophy, Principles and the Administration of Sport (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 475 - Internship in Coaching (6 cr. hr.)