|BGSU Faculty Senate approves coaching minor (01-16-14)|
|Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:49|
The Bowling Green State University Faculty Senate Tuesday approved the institution of a coaching minor.
The new 21-credit minor will be offered by the university's School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies next fall.
The minor was proposed by faculty member Adrian Turner, who explained the proposal to the senate.
He said that demand for the training comes from several different areas. Coaches now face higher standards of certification, including training in how to deal with concussions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for athletes, coaches, umpires and related positions will increase by 23 percent over the next decade.
Turner reported that the program could enroll as many as 50 students once it was underway. Those students are expected to come from several areas, including education students, both physical education and in other subject areas, sport management students, exercise science students, university athletes and parents.
Though not part of the initial program, Turner said some of the courses could be offered online.
The courses cover a range of theoretical and practical issues. Most are currently being taught with two new courses to be created and three others revised.
The program would have five required courses and two electives chosen from a two categories. Students should be able to complete the minor within two calendar years.
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