EDUC 163: Introduction to Coaching Athletics
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
-Placement at college level reading
This course is a three credit hour education offering that focuses on the critical components that are involved in the profession of coaching athletics. The course has no prerequisites, and is open to anyone interested in developing a foundation for an athletic coaching experience from little league to high school to the collegiate level. Throughout the semester, this course will cover coaching philosophy, coaching ethics, law and liability, leadership skills, fundraising, dealing with parental issues, mental toughness, sports first aid and injury prevention, career opportunities, current issues in coaching and sports administration. Several area coaches, from all different levels of play, will serve as guest speakers for this course. 3 credit hours
Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.