Kinesiology Department Minors

Coaching Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The Coaching minor prepares students for coaching any sport at the entry level and who desire to seek ACEP certification for employment/vocational purposes.

Minor Requirements (18 credits):

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain skills, knowledge and concepts to understand sport officiating.
  • Students will develop their skills in officiating.
  • Students will develop problem solving and interpretation of rules and regulations governing officiating.
  • Students will communicate using oral and written language explainations of rules

Health Education Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

The Health Education minor is 19 to 20 credits and approaches health and health issues from an educational perspective. Students may use this minor to work in health clubs, retirement centers or teaching grades 6-12.

Minor Requirements (19 - 20 credits):

Students seeking Idaho State Department of Education certification, grades 6-12, must also take the following courses:

Student Learning Outcomes

  • To develop a philosophy and understanding of the role that Health Education plays within the scope of a communities needs, beliefs and values.
  • To identfiy health needs, interests, attitudes, behaviors and principles involved in Health instruction.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the direct, integrated, correlated and conceptual approaches to humanistic instruction.
  • Understand the concepts, principles and relationships of sexuality, disease, recovery, and death as they relate to exercise, health and behavior of the individual, school or community.
  • Develop positive learning strategies and outcomes that link the individual, school and community to positive health and behavioral changes.
  • To encourage indivduals, schools and communities to promote healthy choices and practices

Physical Education Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

A minor in physical education that explores the avenues of exercise, movement and wellness. The student may desire to plan for teaching physical education K-12 and will need to meet the additional courses to fulfill the requirements for teacher certification, or to work in the allied health field in fitness, wellness or coaching.

Minor Requirements (17 credits):

Certification (14 credits):

Additional courses for Idaho State Department of Education certification purposes must include:

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a competence in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Mechanical Analysis of Human movement.
  • Understand the concepts and the variety of adaptations associated with fundamental sport skills.
  • Create avenues for personal wellness/fitness and using sound information, select appropriate principles of application.
  • Development and implement a personalized wellness plan.
  • Use critical and reflective approaches to assess teaching, learning, activity, fitness and sport participation.