College of Education & Professional Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Education: Health, Physical Education, Adapted P.E. (HPEA)

The Physical Education major provides opportunities supporting both licensure to teach in the public schools, and preparation for careers outside the public schools in health, physical education, recreation and coaching. There are two physical education major programs: (1) a 54-unit major and includes course work leading to a broadfield (K-12) public school licensure, (2) a 35-unit major, requiring an approved minor, leading to careers outside the public schools in the areas of health promotion, human performance and recreation.


  • Athletic Coaching Education
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Physical Education Field
  • Physical Education General
  • Physical Education Professional
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport Management

 

The Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) emphasis integrates these disciplines to include dimensions from health promotion, health education, exercise science, physical education, recreation, leisure studies, coaching education and sport. With this emphasis students must select a minor and may choose from a variety of minors both within and outside the Department. Students often choose Health Promotion, Recreation and Leisure Studies or Athletic Coaching Education as a minor to match their career interests. Students will need to consult with an advisor concerning minors outside the Department.

Research and Evaluation Course Requirement

  • HEALTHED 471: Research in Health and Physical Activity (offered Fall/Spring/Summer/Winterim) - 3 credits

Internship Course Requirements - Select Between 7-13 credits

  • PEPROF 209: Investigating Community Professions in Physical Education - Recommendation: Take 2 semesters prior to internship (offered Fall/Spring) - 1 credit
  • PEPROF 493: Health, Human Performance, Recreation Internship (offered Fall/Spring/Summer) - 6-12 credits *Prerequisite: PEPROF 209, within 9 credits of completing major/minor, 3.0 GPA for clinical or University placements. Internship proposals (including resume, goals and objectives, and signed site agreement) due dates: March 15 for Fall, November 15 for Spring, and April 15 for Summer. Forms to complete are provided on the Internship page.

Core Course Requirements - All 35 credits

  • PEPROF 165: Introduction to Physical Education and Mechanical Principles (offered Fall/Spring) - 2 credits
  • PEPROF 271: Structure and Function of the Human Body *Prerequisite: General Studies Lab Science (Recommended: Biology 120) or instructor consent (offered Fall/Spring) - 4 credits
  • PEPROF 371: Kinesiology *Prerequisite: PEPROF 271 (offered Fall/Spring) - 3 credits
  • PEPROF 415: Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing *Recommendation: Take with PEPROF 416 (offered Fall) - 3 credits
  • PEPROF 416: Exercise Prescription and Leadership *Recommendation: Take with PEPROF 415 (offered Fall/Summer) - 3 credits
  • PEPROF 471: Physiology of Exercise *Prerequisite: PEPROF 271 (offered Spring) -3 credits
  • RECREATN 320: Leadership and Facilitation of Recreational Games (offered Fall/Spring) - 3 credits

Health and Safety Courses Requirement - Select 3 credits:

  • HEALTHED 360: Current Topics in Health and Wellness *Prerequisite: Junior status or instructor consent (offered Fall/Spring/Summer) -3 credits
  • HEALTHED 362: Stress Management *Prerequisite: Sophomore status (offered Fall/Spring/Winterim) - 3 credits
  • HEALTHED 391: Nutrition for Health (offered Fall/Spring/Summer) - 3 credits
  • SAFETY 201: Personal and Public Safety (offered Fall/Spring/Summer) - 3 credits
  • SAFETY 255: Alcohol and Other Drugs (offered Fall/Spring/Summer) - 3 credits

Programming Courses Requirement - Select 3 credits:

  • HEALTHED 465: Health Promotion Strategies *Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent (offered Fall) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 334: Recreation Programming *Prerequisite: RECREATN  320 or consent of instructor with previous recreation experience (ex: Youth Resident Camp Counselor or Resident Assistant experience) (offered Spring) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 391: Outdoor Recreation Leadership (offered Spring/Winterim) - 3 credits
  • COACHING 265: Coaching of Community Sponsored Sports (offered Fall/Spring) - 3 credits

Management/Administration Requirement - Select 3 credits:

  • PEPROF 480: Health Promotion Management (offered Summer/Spring) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 382: Adventure and Sport Tourism (offered Winterim) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 388: Special Events Management *Prerequisite: Junior Standing (offered Fall/Spring) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 440: Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation (offered Fall/Spring) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 450: Planning, Design, and Management of Recreation Facilities (offered Spring) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 480 /COACHING 480: Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation Activities *Prerequisite: Junior Status or instructor consent (offered Fall/Spring) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 489: Managing Recreation Sport Programs *Prerequisite: Junior Status, enrolled in the recreation minor or instructor consent (offered Spring) - 3 credits

Adaptive Courses - Select 3 credits

  • RECREATN 360: Aging and Leisure (offered Spring/Summer) - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 361: Recreation and Leisure for Special Populations *New course: May need to be a personalized on older AAR's (offered Spring) - 3 credits

Electives Courses: Select 2 credits

Select 2 credits in HEALTHED, PEPROF, RECREATN, or COACHING approved by your advisor. 

Minor Requirement

A minor (for example Recreation/Leisure Studies, Strength & Conditioning, Health Promotion or Allied Health Foundations) is required. Course units may count towards either your degree requirements, or major, or minor, but only one of these. Units may not double count.

Other Requirements

  • First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification - Options are enrolling in PEPROF 281: First Aid and CPR course, Police Services, or off-campus with cards.
  • Writing Proficiency - PEPROF 165: Introduction to Physical Education and Mechanical Principles
  • Cumulative GPA Requirement 2.25

Contact Information: 

Andrea Ednie, PhD
Department Chair and Program Director for Health, Human Performance and Recreation 
123 Williams Center
(262) 472-1351
edniea@uww.edu


The Physical Education - Licensure emphasis leads to a Physical Education Professional Educator license from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This licensure provides students with the flexibility to teach students at all levels in both elementary and/or secondary schools. Students who are interested in making themselves highly marketable may choose from two additional add-on Professional Educator licenses: Health Professional Educator and Adaptive Physical Education.
Major Four-Year Plan
Physical Education EC-A Emphasis (BSE) - Program Sheet 

VI. PI-34 Licensure Section

  1. EFOUND 212: Education Psychology (3 credits)
  2. EDFOUND 243: Pluralistic Society (3 credits)
  3. EDFOUNDPRC 210: Introduction to Teaching (3 credits)
  4. PEPROF 466: Literacy Strategies (3 credits )
  5. PEPROF 492: Field Study-Elementary (1 credits)
  6. PEPROF 492: Field Study-Secondary (1 credits)
  7. PEFIELD 411: Direct Teaching-Elementary (6 credits)
  8. PEFIELD 414: Direct Teaching-Secondary (6 credits)
  9. PEPROF 401: Teacher Performance Assessment (1 credits)
  10. PEPROF 410: Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits)

VII. Major - 54 Credits

PETE Foundations  9 Credits

  1. PEPROF 166: Introduction to Physical Education Teaching Profession (3 credits)
  2. PEPROF 240: Standards-based Curriculum and Planning (3 credits)
  3. PEPROF 260: Assessment in Physical Education (3 credits)

Sciences  13 Credits

  1. PEPROF 250: Motor Development and Learning (3 credits)
  2. PEPROF 271: Structure and Function (4 credits)
  3. PEPROF 371: Kinesiology (3 credits)
  4. PEPROF 471: Physiology of Exercise (3 credits) 

Teaching  23 Credits

  1. PEPROF 173: Teaching Tumbling and Gymnastics (3 credits) 
  2. PEPROF 230: Teaching Aquatics (2 credits) 
  3. PEPROF 345: Teaching Cooperative/ Adventure Education (3 credits) 
  4. PEPROF 355: Teaching Invasion Games (3 credits)
  5. PEPROF 365: Teaching Fitness for Physical Education (3 credits)
  6. PEPROF 407: Teaching Rhythms and Dance (3 credits)
  7. PEPROF 417: Teaching Net/Wall Games (3 credits)
  8. PEPROF 427: Teaching Target Games (3 credits)

Methods  9 Credits

  1. PEPROF 437: Methods of Teaching Physical Education-Elementary (3 credits)
  2. PEPROF 447: Methods of Teaching Physical Education-Secondary (3 credits)
  3. PEPROF 475: Adapted Physical Education for Licensure Studies (3 credits) 

Proficiencies Rquired:

Intermediate Swim Certification (American Red Cross-lvl6 or Swim Proficiency test) American Red Cross CPR, Defibrillator, First Aid (PEPROF 281 or off-campus w/cards)

University Writing Requirement (PEPROF 166)

Human Relations Requirement (PEPROF 240)

Contact Information:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Jay Cameron
Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Coaching
Williams Center 121
(262) 472-1649
Cameronj@uww.edu


The Health Education minor provides opportunities to explore knowledge, attitudes and experiences in differing health fields. A holistic approach is used to determine the impact that health promotion, health education, health maintenance, and wellness have on various lay and professional populations. The Health Education minor allows students to pursue an add-on 910 Health Professional Educator license from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Required Classes for Minor

  • HEALTHED 250: Introduction to Health Education
  • HEALTHED 340: Secondary Health Education (for EC-A Physical Education licensure majors or secondary licensure majors or HEALTHED 382: Elementary Health Education (only for MCEA licensure students)
  • HEALTHED 360: Current Topics of Health and Wellness
  • HEALTHED 445: Teaching Health Education
  • HEALTHED 492: Field Study: Health (EC-A P.E. license/secondary or Field Study Health (MCEA licensure only)

Select 3 Electives from the Following

  • HEALTHED 344: PreK-12 Sexuality Education
  • HEALTHED 362: Stress Management
  • HEALTHED 391: Nutrition for Health
  • HEALTHED 471: Research in Health and Physical Activity
  • SAFETY 255: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Resource:

Contact Information:

Dr. Logan Edwards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          124 Williams Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (262) 472-1374                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Edwardsl@uww.edu


The Health Promotion minor provides opportunities to explore knowledge, attitudes and experiences in differing health fields. A holistic approach is used to determine the impact that health promotion, health education, health maintenance, and wellness have on various lay and professional populations.

Note: Courses selected for this minor, CANNOT be used in a major. Minor DOES NOT lead to licensure in Health Education.

Elective Courses in Physical Education and Health Education: Select 6 or more credits:

Physical Education Courses:

Health Education Courses:

General Courses: Select 0 or more credits:

Psychology Course:

Safety Courses:

Social Work Courses:

Sociology Courses:

Communication Courses: 

The Health Promotion minor provides opportunitites to explore knowledge, attitudes, and experiences in differing health fields. A holistic approach is used to determine the impact that health promotion, health education, health maintenance, and wellness have on various lay and professional populations.

 For more information about the Health Promotion Minor, contact:

Dr. Brandi Niemeier
Assistant Professor, HPERC
115 Williams Center
Office Phone: (262) 472-1442
E-mail:niemeieb@uww.edu


The Athletic Coaching Education minor is designed to meet the national coaching standards developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The Athletic Coaching Education minor allows students to pursue an add-on Coaching Athletics Professional Educator license from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

I. Required Introduction Course - 2 credits

  • COACHING 240: Introduction to Coaching

II. Additional Required Minor Courses - 12 credits

  • COACHING 250: Application of Mechanical Principles to Coaching *Non HHPR majors only; PEPROF 271 Structure and Function or BIOLOGY 120 Biological Foundations - 2 credits
  • COACHING 255: Conditioning for Interscholastic Sports *Prerequisite Coaching 250 - 2 credits
  • COACHING 256: Psycho-Social Aspects of Coaching - 2 credits
  • COACHING 460/660: Organization and Administration of Interscholastic Athletics *Prerequisite Coaching 240, 250, 255, 256, 461/661 - 2 credits in the Coaching/Coaching of courses: Coaching 350, 351, 352, 353, 355, 356, 359, 360, 361
  • COACHING 461/661: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries *Prerequisite Coaching 250 AND Coaching 255  - 2 credits
  • COACHING 350, 351, 352, 353, 356, 359, 360, 361 *Select one course - 2 credits
    • COACHING 350: Coaching of Football
    • COACHING 351: Coaching of Basketball
    • COACHING 352: Coaching of Baseball
    • COACHING 353: Coaching of Track and Field/Cross Country
    • COACHING 356: Coaching of Wrestling
    • COACHING 359: Coaching of Volleyball
    • COACHING 360: Coaching of Soccer
    • COACHING 361: Coaching of Softball

III. Field Experience Requirement - 2-3 credits

  • COACHING 492: Athletic Coaching Field Study *Contact Dr. Kelly Witte for department approval
  • This class provides undergraduate students with a supervised capstone experience in coaching. Students will be placed with Departments approved university, public, private or community teams or programs to obtain practical experience in the sport(s) of their choice. The site selection should be consistent with the professional objectives selected by the student. 
  • Need to complete and submit the Coaching Field Study Site Agreement Form. The forms are availble in the HPERC office.

IV. Electives - 7-8 credits

  • COACHING 252 Sports Pedagogy: Teaching and Coaching Sports Skills - 3 credits
  • COACHING 260 History and Social Aspects of Athletics - 3 credits
  • COACHING 265 Coaching of Community Sponsored  Sports - 3 credits
  • COACHING 463/663 Children and Sports - 3 credits
  • COACHING 464/664 Managing Athletic Practice - 2 credits
  • COACHING 470 Practicum in Athletic Training - 1-4 credits
  • COACHING 490/690 Workshop - 1-3 credits
  • COACHING 496/696 Special Studies or COACHING 498 Independent Studies - 1-3 credits
  • COACHING (350, 351, 352, 353, 355, 356, 359, 360, 361)
    • COACHING 350: Coaching of Football
    • COACHING 351: Coaching of Basketball
    • COACHING 352: Coaching of Baseball
    • COACHING 353: Coaching of Track and Field/Cross Country
    • COACHING 356: Coaching of Wrestling
    • COACHING 359: Coaching of Volleyball
    • COACHING 360: Coaching of Soccer
    • COACHING 361: Coaching of Softball

Coaching Employment Portfolio and Coaching Exit Interview

Upon completion of all other requirements for the Athletic Coaching Education minor, students must complete a Coaching Employment Portfolio and participate in a Coaching Exit Interview 

Contact Information

Dr. Kelly Witte
Associate Professor
120 Williams Center
(262) 472-5650
wittek@uww.edu


I. Required Core Courses (14 credits)
COACHING 250 Application of Mechanical Principles to Coaching *Note: HHPR majors may substitute PEPROF 371

COACHING 255 Conditioning of Interscholastic Sport *Note: Pre-requisite is COACHING 250 or PEPROF 371

COACHING 256 Psychosocial Aspects of Coaching 

COACHING 341 Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning Note: Pre-requisite is COACHING 255

COACHING 342 Principles of Olympic Weightlifting

RECREATN 450 Planning Design and Management of Facilities in Sport and Rec

II. Required Field Experience (2-3 credits)

COACHING 492 Field Study in Athletic Coaching

III. Electives (5-6 credits)

HEALTHED 391 Nutrition for Health

COACHING 461 Prevention and Care of Injuries

COACHING 498 Independent Study

COACHING/RECREATN 480 Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation

RECREATN 440 Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation

For non HHPR majors

PEPROF 271 Structure and Function *Note: Pre-requisite for General Studies Lab Science or Consent of Instructor

PEPROF 371 Kinesiology *Note: Pre-requisite is PEPROF 271

PEPROF 471 Physiology of Exercise * Note: Pre-requisite is PEPROF 271

PEPROF 281 First Aid and CPR

Total=22 Credits

The Field Study is a practical learning experience for students in Strength and Conditioning. This experience allows students the opportunity to practice the application of theory and apply the knowledge acquired through academic preparation, while learning skills of an entry level practitioner. Experience at a Field Study site not only draws on course offerings, but makes possible the development of professional skills. The Field Study is an in-depth supervised work and study experience, where the student has a degree of responsibility for planning, directing and supervising the work of others. 

Contact Information:

Dr. Jason Shurley
Associate Professor
117 Williams Center
(262) 472-5642
Shurleyj@uww.edu


The Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) minor prepares recreation professionals who work to meet people's needs during their leisure time. Recreation professionals must be sensitive to the needs of people and have the ability to work with diverse types of people. They may work to organize or teach activities; hire, train, supervise and schedule staff; operate indoor and/or outdoor facilities, including parks, pools, trails and gymnasiums; and manage equipment, funds and/or other leisure resources.

I. Required Core Courses (5-8 credits)RECREATN 232: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure - 2 credits

RECREATN 320: Leadership and Facilitation of Recreational Games - 0-3 credits

  • RECREATN 334: Recreation Programming and Leadership - 3 credits

II. Management/Administration Courses (Select 3 credits)

  • RECREATN 382: Adventure and Sport Tourism - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 388: Special Events Management - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 391: Outdoor Recreation Leadership - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 440: Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 450: Planning, Design, and Management of Recreation Facilities - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 480: Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation Activities *Note Prereq: Junior/senior status or consent of Instructor - 3 credits
  • RECREATN 489: Managing Recreational Sport Programs - 3 credits

III. Field Study (6 credits)

  • RECREATN 492 Field Study - 6 credits

The Field Study is a culminating learning experience for students in Recreation and Leisure Studies. This experience allows students the opportunity to practice the application of theory and apply the knowledge acquired through academic preparation, while learning skills of an entry level practitioner. Experience at a Field Study site offering recreation and leisure services not only draws on course offerings, but makes possible the development of professional skills. The Field Study is an in-depth supervised work and study experience, preferably at the supervisor or mid-management level, where the student has a degree of responsibility for planning, directing and supervising the work of others. Contact the Program Coordinator of the Recreation and Leisure Studies Minor (see More Information heading below) two semesters prior to the anticipated Field Study.

IV. Electives (5-8 credits )

  • Select 5-8 credits with advisement from the Recreation Coordinator 
  • This may include additional courses from section II                                                                                                                                                 

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrea Ednie, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Department Chair and Associate Professor                                                                                                                                                                               123 Williams Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (262) 472-1351                                                                                                                                                                                                                         edniea@uww.edu


I. Introduction Course: (2 credits)

RECREATN 233 Introduction to Sport Management 2 Credits

II. Additional Required Minor Courses: (12 credits)

RECREATN 388 Special Event Management 3 Credits

RECREATN/COACHING 480 Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation Activity 3 Credits

RECREATN 450 Planning Design and Management of Facilities in Sport and Rec 3 Credits

RECREATN 440 Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation 3 Credits

III. Field Experience (3 Credits)

RECREATN 492 Recreation Field Study 3 Credits

IV. Electives (Select 5 Credits)

RECREATN 489 Managing Recreational Sport Programs 3 Credits

RECREATN 491 Globalization of Sport and Recreation 3 Credits

RECREATN 382 Sport and Adventure Tourism 3 Credits

COACHING 460 Organization and Administration of Interscholastic Athletics 2 Credits

RECREATN 498 Independent Study 2-3Credits
Total=22 Credits                                                                                                                                                                 

The Field Study is a practical learning experience for students in Sport Management. This experience allows students the opportunity to practice the application of theory and apply the knowledge acquired through academic preparation, while learning skills of an entry level practitioner. Experience at a Field Study site not only draws on course offerings, but makes possible the development of professional skills. The Field Study is an in-depth supervised work and study experience, where the student has a degree of responsibility for planning, directing and supervising the work of others. 

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrea Ednie
Department Chair and Associate Professor
123 Williams Center
(262) 472-1351
edniea@uww.edu 


Physical Education Certificate

This certificate serves as the existing structure for students wishing to acquire the Health Education add-on licensure. A health minor is NOT declared for this program. This program does not show up on an AR, however, a student who successfully completes the program will receive a Health Education Certificate from the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching. This certificate program will be identified on a student's transcripts and will then qualify the student for recommendation to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction for licensure in health education.

HEALTH EDUCATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

  1. HEALTHED 250: Introduction to Helath Education (3 credits)
  2. HEALTHED 344: Pre K-12 Sex Education (3 credits)
  3. HEALTHED 360: Current Topics in Health & Wellness (3 credits) 
  4. HEALTHED 391: Nutrition OR SAFETY 255 (3 credits) 
  5. HEALTHED 445: Teaching Health Education (3 credits) 
  6. HEALTHED 492: Field Study Health (3 credits) 

Other Resources

For more information about the Health Education Minor, contact:

HPERC Department
123 Williams Center
Office Phone: (262) 472-1140
hperc@uww.edu


 Adapted Physical Education Program Sheet

I. Requirements - 12 Credits

  1. SPECED 205: Introduction to Special Education (3 credits) 
  2. PEPROF 475/675: Adapted Physical Education (3 credits)
  3.  PEPROF 477: Activities of Inclusion from A-Z in Physical Education and Recreation (3 credits)
  4. PEPROF 492: Field Study - Adapted Physical Education (3 credits) 

II. Electives - 15 Credits

  1. SPECED 325/525: Characteristics of CD/EBD/LD (3 credits)
  2. SPECED 360/560: Behavior Management for the Inclusive Classrooms (3 credits) 
  3. SPECED 376/576: Medical Aspects of Disability (3 credits)
  4. SPECED 450/650: Intervention for Children with EBD (3 credits)
  5. SPECED 466/666: Working with Parents of Exceptional Children and Community Agencies (3 credits)

For More Information about this program, contact:

Kathleen Happel

Adapted Physical Education Coordinator

122 Williams Center

Office Phone: (262) 472-1390

Office Fax: (262) 472-3221

E-mail: happelk@uww.edu


Do you have a coaching position available?

Contact Dr. Kelly Witte, Athletic Coaching Education Minor Coordinator, at wittek@uww.edu and she will email all coaching minors announcing the position.

Please provide the following information:

  1. Title of position
  2. Qualifications needed for position
  3. Starting and ending date
  4. Salary
  5. Contact person
  6. Closing date
  7. Other information pertinent to the position

Are you interested in having a coaching field study student?

Contact Dr. Kelly Witte, Athletic Coaching Education Minor Coordinator, at wittek@uww.edu and she will email all coaching minors announcing the position.

Please provide the following information:

  1. Position/Sport
  2. Qualifications needed
  3. Starting and ending date
  4. Contact person
  5. Other information pertinent to the position

To receive a license to coach in Wisconsin, an applicant shall complete an approved program and demonstrate proficient performance in the knowledge, skills and dispositions under all of the following standards:

  1. Coaches know the subjects they are coaching.
    The coach understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines she or he coaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for athletes.
  2. Coaches know how children grow.
    The coach understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.
  3. Coaches understand that children learn differently.
    The coach understands how athletes differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of athletes, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
  4. Coaches know how to teach. 
    The coach understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology, to encourage children's development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  5. Coaches know how to manage an athletic environment.
    The coach uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  6. Coaches communicate well.
    The coach uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the athletic environment.
  7. Coaches are able to plan different kinds of practices.
    The coach organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, athletes, the community, and athletic goals.
  8. Coaches know how to test for athlete progress.
    The coach understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the athlete.
  9. Coaches are able to evaluate themselves.
    The coach is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on athletes, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  10. Coaches are connected with other coaches and the community.
    The coach fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support athlete learning and well-being and acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.

© State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


National Standards for Sport Coaches, Second Edition National Association of Sport & Physical Education, 2005

Domain 1 - Philosophy and Ethics

  • Standard 1 - Develop and implement an athlete-centered coaching philosophy.
  • Standard 2 - Identify, model, and teach positive values learned through sport participation.
  • Standard 3 - Teach and reinforce responsible personal, social, and ethical behavior of all people involved in the sport program.
  • Standard 4 - Demonstrate ethical conduct in all facets of the sport program.

Domain 2 - Safety and Injury Prevention

  • Standard 5 - Prevent injuries by providing safe facility.
  • Standard 6 - Ensure that all necessary protective equipment is available, properly fitted, and used appropriately.
  • Standard 7 - Monitor environmental conditions and modify participation as needed to ensure the health and safety of participants.
  • Standard 8 - Identify physical conditions that predispose athletes to injuries.
  • Standard 9 - Recognize injuries and provide immediate and appropriate care.
  • Standard 10 - Facilitate a coordinated sports health care program of prevention, care, and management of injuries.
  • Standard 11 - Identify and address the psychological implications of injury.

Domain 3 - Physical Conditioning

  • Standard 12 - Design programs of training, conditioning, and recovery that properly utilize exercise physiology and biomechanical principles.
  • Standard 13 - Teach and encourage proper nutrition for optimal physical and mental performance and overall good health.
  • Standard 14 - Be an advocate for drug-free sport participation and provide accurate information about drugs and supplements.
  • Standard 15 - Plan conditioning programs to help athletes return to full participation following injury.

Domain 4 - Growth and Development

  • Standard 16 - Apply knowledge of how developmental change influences the learning and performance of sport skills.
  • Standard 17 - Facilitate the social and emotional growth of athletes by supporting a positive sport experience and lifelong participation in physical activity.
  • Standard 18 - Provide athletes with responsibility and leadership opportunities as they mature.

Domain 5 - Teaching and Communication

  • Standard 19 - Provide a positive learning environment that is appropriate to the characteristics of the athletes and goals of the program.
  • Standard 20 - Develop and monitor goals for the athletes and program.
  • Standard 21 - Organize practice based on a seasonal or annual practice plan to maintain motivation, manage fatigue, and allow for peak performance at the appropriate time.
  • Standard 22 - Plan and implement daily practice activities that maximize time on task and available resources.
  • Standard 23 - Utilize appropriate instructional strategies to facilitate athlete development and performance.
  • Standard 24 - Teach and incorporate mental skills to enhance performance and reduce sport anxiety.
  • Standard 25 - Use effective communication skills to enhance individual learning, group success, and enjoyment in the sport experience.
  • Standard 26 - Demonstrate and utilize appropriate and effective motivational techniques to enhance athlete performance and satisfaction.

Domain 6 - Sport Skills and Tactics

  • Standard 27 - Know the skills, elements of skill combinations, and techniques associated with the sport being coached.
  • Standard 28 - Identify, develop, and apply competitive sport strategies and specific tactics appropriate for the age and skill levels of the participating athletes.
  • Standard 29 - Use scouting methods for planning practices, game preparation, and game analysis.

Domain 7 - Organization and Administration

  • Standard 30 - Demonstrate efficiency in contest management.
  • Standard 31 - Be involved in public relation activities for the sport program.
  • Standard 32 - Manage human resources for the program.
  • Standard 33 - Manage fiscal resources for the program.
  • Standard 34 - Facilitate planning, implementation, and documentation of the emergency action plan.
  • Standard 35 - Manage all information, documents, and records for the program.
  • Standard 36 - Fulfill all legal responsibilities and risk management procedures associated with coaching.

Domain 8 - Evaluation

  • Standard 37 - Implement effective evaluation techniques for team performance in relation to established goals.
  • Standard 38 - Use a variety of strategies to evaluate athlete motivation and individual performance as they relate to season objectives and goals.
  • Standard 39 - Utilize an effective and objective process for evaluation of athletes in order to assign roles or positions and establish individual goals.
  • Standard 40 - Utilize an objective and effective process for evaluation of self and staff.

The following materials will be developed throughout the Coaching Minor curriculum and could or must (marked by an asterisk) be included in your Employment Portfolio. The portfolio must be organized into sections.

The assessment rubrics given to you by your instructor for your assignments must be attached to the artifact. Please refer to the Employment Portfolio Checklist for assessment information.

  • Table of contents*
  • Cover letter(s)
    • COACHING-492 Letter of application*
  • Resume
    • COACHING-492*
  • List of all coaching courses*
    • Course numbers
    • Titles of courses
    • Credits
    • Grades
  • Coaching philosophy*
    • COACHING-240
  • Transcript*
  • One letter of recommendation and two additional references*
  • Coaching Field Study Supervisor Evaluation and any other relevant evaluations*
  • Artifacts representing the National Association of Sport and Physical Education Coaching Standards from selected course work:
    • The National Association of Sport and Physical Education National Coaching Standards include the following eight domains:
      Domain 1 - Philosophy and Ethics
      Domain 2 - Safety and Injury Prevention
      Domain 3 - Physical Conditioning
      Domain 4 - Growth and Development
      Domain 5 - Teaching and Communication
      Domain 6 - Sport Skills and Tactics
      Domain 7 - Organization and Administration
      Domain 8 - Evaluation

      ARTIFACTS
      • Examples of Computer Skills (2 examples must be provided)*:
        • Word processing skills
        • Graph development
        • Spreadsheet development
        • PowerPoint presentation
        • Email
        • Web site references related to coaching
        • Web page development
        • Other computer related skills
      • Student Projects (2 examples must be provided):
        • COACHING-240 Coaching Philosophy Paper
        • COACHING-255 Weight and Conditioning Program Design
        • COACHING-256 Drill Development Using Goal Setting
        • COACHING-351 Basketball Scouting Report
        • COACHING-352 Baseball Coaching Philosophy
        • COACHING-353 Track and Field Coaching Handbook
        • COACHING-356 Wrestling Related Issue Project
        • COACHING-356 Wrestling Handbook
        • COACHING-359 Volleyball Paper
        • COACHING-460 Position Paper
        • COACHING-492 Project
        • Other coaching related project
      • TWO EXAMPLES FROM THE LIST BELOW MUST BE PROVIDED
      • Reading List:
        • COACHING-240 web sites
        • COACHING-256 web sites
        • Other reading list
      • Journals:
        • COACHING-492 Journals
        • Other journal activities
      • Article Critiques:
        • COACHING-255
        • COACHING-356
        • Other article critique activities
      • Analytical Work:
        • COACHING-351 Scouting Report
        • COACHING-461 Position Paper
        • Other analytical work
      • Self-Assessments:
        • COACHING-240
        • COACHING-256
        • Other self-assessments
      • Application of Concepts:
        • COACHING-250 Skill Analysis Project
        • COACHING-255 Weight and Conditioning Program
        • COACHING-256 Developing Practice Drills Using Goal Setting
        • Other examples of application of concepts
      • Goal Statements:
        • COACHING-240 Professional Coaching Goals*
        • COACHING-492 Field Study Goals
        • Other goal statements
      • Interviews:
      • Observations:
        • COACHING-351 Basketball Scouting Report
        • COACHING-352 Students Observe a Practice and Game
        • COACHING-359 Students Observe Volleyball Match
        • Other observations
      • Critical Thinking Skills:
        • COACHING-250 Biomechanical analysis of movement
        • COACHING-460 Position Paper
        • COACHING-461 Evaluation of joint
        • COACHING-492 Goals and Objectives
        • Other examples of critical thinking skills
      • Reflections:
        • COACHING-240 Developing a Coaching Philosophy
      • Web site self-assessments:
        • COACHING-240
        • COACHING-256
        • Other examples of reflection
      • Case studies:
        • COACHING-461 Injury Assessments
        • Other examples of case studies
      • Other Examples of artifacts Selected by the Student:

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