This is a unique minor at Newberry College because it gives an academic background on the coaching profession. This minor is designed to...

The Coaching Minor at Newberry College is designed to give those students interested in coaching sports on various levels the foundation to meet their passion. Students in any major are welcome to declare a coaching minor. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of coaches is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. Therefore, the demand for qualified coaches will be high. The interest in athletics at Newberry College is very high and this reflects in the interest of this minor. Upon completion of the Coaching minor, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and discuss an overview of the basic skills and philosophies of the coaching profession.

This is a unique minor at Newberry College because it gives an academic background on the coaching profession. Students will not only explore various contemporary issues facing coaches but also learn how to teach technical and tactical skills effectively as well as understand the connection between behavior and its affect on sport settings. Students will also be able to earn coaching certification through the American Sport Education Program. This nationally-acclaimed program meets the requirements of various governing bodies and their qualifications to gain employment as a coach. In addition, the faculty within the minor boasts eight years of collegiate coaching experience.

Students are required to complete a one-hour internship for the minor. Each intern must log 50 contact hours for the internship. Students can choose from various settings for completing the internship. They must also complete an internship reflection paper. In addition, each student in the coaching minor will produce a coaching portfolio as a capstone project.

 Here is a list of our most interesting courses for Coaching. For a complete listing of graduation requirements, please see the Academic Catalog. For questions, please contact Mr. John Lesaine, Curriculum Coordinator for Coaching.

PHE 201- Skills and Techniques of Team and Individual Sports (3)
PHE 229- Sport Psychology (3)
PHE 232- Theory of Coaching I (3)
PHE 234- Theory of Coaching II (3)