A new minor study in coaching science is now available to students at Oklahoma State University. Open to students in any major program of study, the 18-hour minor provides excellent preparation and credentials for coaching.
Dr. Tim Baghurst, assistant professor in health and human performance in the College of Education, coordinates the minor.
“In developing the minor, we surveyed high school athletic directors across the state of Oklahoma who, overwhelmingly thought itwould be of benefit for coaches to receive coaching-specific training during their degree program,” Baghurst said. “We are excited to offer the coaching science minor and believe it will improve the overall quality and effectiveness of coaches.”
Many states require a coaching certification or endorsement in order to coach, and completing the minor should assist OSU graduates in landing coaching positions. The minor includes coursework in athletic training, nutrition, physical education, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology and sport management.
A list of courses can be found at http://education.okstate.edu/coaching-science.