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Athletic Coaching Education Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Pathways: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Education

This program will prepare you to coach athletes of varying ages and ability levels, including youth, masters, scholastic, intercollegiate and athletes with disabilities and special needs.

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend an alcohol-free event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Exercise daily
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Visit the Core Arboretum

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Join an intramural team
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Exercise daily
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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