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Dept of Physical Education

Kinesiology Minors and Certificate

Coaching Minor

A minor in coaching prepares students interested in pursuing a variety of roles in the profession. The principles studied can also be applied to a recreational programs and youth sport leagues. The competencies developed in this minor will encourage individuals to master the knowledge and skills necessary for coaching athletes at various age and ability levels. The content of this program is based on the national standards for athletic coaches developed by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and reflects the fundamental competencies the public should expect of athletic coaches at various levels of experience.


The minor requires 18 credits where the goals are to provide:
• an understanding of the physical, emotional, social and cognitive characteristics of athletes, including the social and physiological aspects of coaching
• an understanding of the preparation of athletes for the physical demands of their sport, maintaining a safe sporting environment, including an understanding of risk assessment and management processes
• an understanding of best practices and implementation methods as related to teaching, coaching, and administration.


Students enrolled in the minors and certificates must pass all required HPER courses with a C or better and have a minimum certificate/minor GPA of 2.0.


Students complete a foundational set of twelve credits of required courses and then add additional areas of focus through six hours of electives.


Coaching Minor

Sport Marketing Minor

The Sport Marketing minor is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major, except students pursing the Sport Management degree. The sport marketing minor provides students with foundational understanding of sport marketing theory, and how sport marketing activities and strategies contribute to sport business success. Upon completion of the minor, students will be able to apply sport marketing theory to identify opportunities and solve problems faced by sport organizations in a variety of contexts.


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Sport Marketing Minor

Health Minor

The Health Minor is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major. This program allows students to obtain foundational knowledge and skills about healthy lifestyles, prevention of disease, and optimal living through wellness behaviors. The students will add a health component to their academic base for careers in various fields such as wellness coaching, teaching, nursing, social work, or tourism.


Health Education Minor

Dance Minor

The IUPUI dance minor is open to all students, regardless of major. This non-audition, modern-based program offers an opportunity for students to discover and develop dance talents. Students obtain a thorough view of dance as a physical skill and creative-movement form by focusing on technique, choreography, and performance. Students have the opportunity to perform in pieces created by faculty, be an IUPUI Moving Company member, and create their own pieces for performance, as well as attend state and national conferences. Students are prepared for various careers in dance or to supplement other career choices.


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Personal Training Certificate

A personal trainer is a person qualified to coach others to achieve a desired level of fitness. This certificate program provides prospective personal trainers with a basic understanding of personal training principles. It also prepares students for two national certification exams, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal TrainerSM and/or the Certified Personal Trainer from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.


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