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Program Overview

Program Overview

You’ve got a knack for leadership and athletics but wish to combine those skills into something bigger? You’re in the right place. Enhance your leadership abilities by learning from current superiors in the field. You’ll gain expertise in both the physiological and psychological aspects of coaching. Understanding crucial topics such as first aid and emergency care, prevention of athletic injuries and sociology of sport will set you apart as a leader in the coaching industry. 

Courses

Courses

  • AT 3002 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • EX 2533 - Kinesiology
  • EX 3002 - Mechanics of Movement
  • EX 4113 - Exercise Physiology
  • HL 3302 - First Aid and Emergency Care
  • PE 2222 - Introduction to Coaching
  • PE 2402 - Concepts of Motor Learning
  • PE 4223 - Field Experience in Coaching
  • EX 2013 - Psychology and Sociology of Sport

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Study abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Our Faculty

  • Ruth Henry

    Ruth Henry

    Vice Chair, Kinesiology and Nutrition

    Long-tenured Lipscomb faculty member in exercise science, she teaches the statistics and research courses.

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Career Paths

Coaches and Scouts

Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players and evaluate their skills and likelihood for success at the college, amateur, or professional level. Many coaches also are involved in scouting.

Health Educators and Community Health Workers

Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities..

Athletes and Sports Competitors

Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.