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The Scholastic Coaching minor is designed for students who are education majors, in the MDS program, sport and exercise psychology majors, sport management majors, and in any other sport or exercise related profession who may be interested in coaching at the interscholastic or recreational levels.  Upon completion of the minor, students will fulfill the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) coaching certification requirements.  Students must earn a letter grade of a C or higher in all courses in the minor. In addition, students must provide proof of current First Aid, AED, and CPR certifications prior to enrolling in and through the duration of Practicum Coaching Youth Sports.  For more information, contact Valerie Wayda, Dept Chair for Coaching & Teaching Studies at (304) 293-0830 or e-mail at valerie.wayda@mail.wvu.edu or Carol Straight, Advising Center at (304) 293-0839 or email at cstraig@mail.wvu.edu.

A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all minor courses
ACE 256Principles and Problems of Coaching (offered in summer only)3
PET 244Motor Learning and Performance2
ACE 430Coaching Education Administration3
or SM 485 Sport Management
SM 426Liability in Sport3
ACE 489Practicum Coaching Youth Sport3
One of the following Techniques of Coaching classes: 2
ACE course - Techniques of Coaching Lacrosse
Techniques of Coaching: Swimming
Techniques of Coaching: Track
Techniques of Coaching: Soccer
Techniques of Coaching: Basketball
Techniques of Coaching: Football
Techniques of Coaching: Baseball
Techniques of Coaching: Volleyball
Total Hours16