Coaching Minor

The minor in coaching prepares students interested in pursuing a career in coaching.  The minor includes study of the physical, social, medical, and strategies of coaching individual and team sports and the application of these principles in an actual coaching setting through a practicum experience.  The minor fulfills the state of Maine coaching endorsement requirements.

Students who complete a coaching minor will be able to:

1.) apply behaviorism, sociology and psychology to coaching setting;

2.) plan and implement developmentally-appropriate practice plans for athletes;

3.) implement appropriate pedagogical techniques in coaching settings;

4.) apply ethical behavior in coaching settings;

5.) develop a personal philosophy of sport;

6.) apply proper emergency care when necessary.

SM 203Sport in Society3
SM 300Principles & Qualities of Coaching3
SM 304Principles of Sports Medicine3
SM 407Psychology of Sport3
SM 496Sports Management Internship3
Sport Management Elective3
Total Hours18

Tourism and Recreation Minor

The minor in Tourism and Recreation Management prepares students to pursue career options in the tourism and outdoor recreation field.  The minor provides basic knowledge of recreation, tourism and park services, and an understanding of the benefits of leisure and recreation in our society. To complete the minor, students must take 18 hours of required courses which will provide undergraduates with the opportunity to explore recreation, parks, and leisure services.

HA 200Tourism and Travel3
HA 211Economics of Tourism *3
HA 412Sustainable Tourism **3
SM 202Hospitality and Sport Facility Design and Management **3
SM 341Recreational Programing and Event Management **3
SM 441Outdoor Recreation Programming *3
Total Hours18

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. develop an understanding of the competencies required to develop outdoor program in a variety of settings;

  2. understand and apply basic outdoor programming terminology and the theories of outdoor and adventure-based programming;

  3. recognize the philosophical basis and values of outdoor and adventure-based programming to the individual;

  4. to increase understanding of natural resource management, ecosystem management, outdoor recreation, tourism, visitor management, and the relationships among them;

  5. describe the management focus of the federal agencies responsible for managing wilderness and back-country recreation lands;

  6. develop an understanding of theories and practical programming methods that are relevant to the delivery of quality outdoor and adventure-based programming within any agency; and

  7. propose, plan, execute, and evaluate an outdoor and adventure-based program and/or special events.