Influence the lives of others through sports
Athletics is a large part of the lives of students and families in today's society -- and coaches have a big impact on the experience. With a coaching minor from Simpson, you will be provided with the knowledge and hands-on experience to positively influence the physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth of athletes.
What will I learn?
You will learn the foundations of coaching, as well as psychological and sociological aspects of coaching, to develop a strong foundation to be able to work with athletes at a variety of competitive levels.
You will learn the theories, concepts and intervention techniques of sport psychology. Topics covered will include motivation theory applied to sport, team dynamics, psychological skills training, the psychology of sport injury and burnout in sport. This course is ideal if you wish to work with athletes in some capacity, pursue a career in physical education teaching and/or coaching or plan on working with individuals in the health and fitness industry.
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