Buena Vista University

Exercise Science - Physical Education and Coaching

All athletes – from Little Leaguers to Olympians – don’t do it on their own. No matter how skillful, graceful, and powerful, they need great coaches and teachers to recognize their talents, challenge their weaknesses, and inspire them as they improve their games.

Physical education and coaching is for those who enjoy sports as much as empowering others to succeed. As a coach, you may get a chance to help train the greats. You will have a chance to help all your students take strides to reaching their athletic potentials. As a physical education teacher, you’ll help instill the next generation with leadership skills, confidence, and healthy habits for active lifestyles.

Key Personality Traits of Physical Education Teachers and Coaches:

Courses of study

Major in Exercise Science: Physical Education and Coaching (K-8 and 5-12): 72 credit hours

BIOL 142 Introduction to Human Physiology
EXSC 140 Functional Human Anatomy
EXSC 170 Fundamentals of Athletic Training
EXSC 181 Lifetime Leisure Activities
EXSC 182 Teaching Team Sports
EXSC 200 History, Philosophy, and Ethics of Sport
EXSC 240 Dance and Rhythms
EXSC 251 First Aid and Injury Prevention
EXSC 321 Adapted Physical Education
EXSC 350 Biomechanics of Human Motion
EXSC 351 Motor Learning
EXSC 360 Physiological Principles of Conditioning
EXSC 432 Measurement and Evaluation in Health/Physical Education
EXSC 435 Psycho-Social Dimensions of Sport

2 courses from:

EXSC 210 Coaching Volleyball
EXSC 211 Coaching Basketball
EXSC 212 Coaching Baseball/Softball
EXSC 213 Coaching Wrestling
EXSC 214 Coaching Soccer
EXSC 215 Coaching Football
EXSC 216 Coaching Track, Field and Cross Country

Plus requirements under secondary education and education core and:

EDUC 360 Elementary Health and Physical Education Methods and Field Experience
EDUC 460 Professional Seminar III: Elementary Student Teaching (K-8 PE)
Note: A minor is strongly recommended.

Minor in Exercise Science/coaching : 24 credit hours

EXSC 140 Functional Human Anatomy
EXSC 170 Fundamentals of Athletic Training
EXSC 351 Motor Learning
Note: The student must select at least one course from each area below to total 24 credit hours for the
coaching minor. Remaining hours to reach 24 must also come from the courses listed below.

Coaching: (Maximum of two courses will count towards the minor)

EXSC 210 Coaching Volleyball
EXSC 211 Coaching Basketball
EXSC 212 Coaching Baseball/Softball
EXSC 213 Coaching Wrestling
EXSC 214 Coaching Soccer
EXSC 215 Coaching Football
EXSC 216 Coaching Track, Field and Cross Country

Health:

EXSC 180 Lifetime Health Management
EXSC 202 Public and Community Health
EXSC 291 Current Health Issues
EXSC 310 Nutrition

General:

EXSC 350 Biomechanics of Human Motion
EXSC 352 Exercise Physiology
EXSC 435 Psycho-Social Dimensions of Sport

Exercise science coaching authorization/endorsement : 10 credit hours

This (K-12) coaching authorization meets the minimum state requirements for coaching
EXSC 140 Functional Human Anatomy
EXSC 170 Fundamentals of Athletic Training
EXSC 351 Motor Learning

1 course from:

EXSC 210 Coaching Volleyball
EXSC 211 Coaching Basketball
EXSC 212 Coaching Baseball/Softball
EXSC 213 Coaching Wrestling
EXSC 214 Coaching Soccer
EXSC 215 Coaching Football
EXSC 216 Coaching Track, Field, and Cross Country

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Buena Vista University
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Storm Lake, IA 50588
800.383.9600

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