Athletic Coaching Course List
The following are courses typically found in the Athletic Coaching program. For a complete list of courses visit the School of Education and Human Development main page at: https://usm.maine.edu/school-of-education-human-development
PHE 106 NCAA Life Choices
This course is designed for student athletes in their first or second year at USM. The goal of the course is to enable students to develop their academic potential and to realize their personal and athletic goals during their college experience. Through large and small group work, topical readings, and community service projects, students will clarify goals, values, healthy lifestyles, leadership, and study skills. Prerequisite: open to first- and second-year students only. Cr 3.
PHE 198 Physiology of Health Fitness
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a scientific background in exercise physiology and health concepts in order to develop and maintain a lifetime program of high-level physical fitness and quality health. Cr 3.
PHE 203 Athletic Training
This introductory course in sports medicine/athletic training will provide the student with information about prevention and management of sports-related injuries. The course is geared toward individuals involved in or pursuing allied health professions as well as coaching or teaching fields. Pertinent anatomy and common injuries will be discussed. This course will also include topics prescribed by the American Red Cross including respiratory emergencies, artificial respiration, wounds, poisoning, water accidents, drugs, burns, sport safety issues, and CPR. Successful completion will result in First Aid & CPR/AED certification. 3 cr.
PHE 302 Coaching Philosophy and Fundamentals
This course covers various approaches to planning, organizing, and implementing practice sessions in preparation for athletic competition. The psychological and emotional aspects of coaching are also investigated. One segment of the course will be concerned with society's view of coaching as illustrated by today's literature. Cr 3.
PHE 303 Coaching and Officiating Basketball
Coaching philosophy, coaching style, choosing a team, individual fundamentals, team play development, and the ability to organize and maintain a quality program will be stressed. The course will also cover rules of basketball and techniques of officiating. Cr 3.
PHE 309 Coaching and Officiating Track and Field
Part of the University of Southern Maine's coaching certification program, this course is designed to prepare students for track and field, and cross country coaching at the high school and/or middle school levels. Particular aspects of the sport will not be discussed in detail. Rather, the course is intended as an overview of coaching philosophies, sports science, and the training required for each event. Students will have an opportunity to explore areas of interest in depth. Cr 3.
PHE 311 Coaching and Officiating Soccer
The course will cover individual techniques and team tactics, drills to implement these techniques and tactics, practice and season organization and methods of starting, maintaining and improving programs at various levels. The course will also cover rules of soccer and techniques of officiating. Cr 3.
PHE 312 Coaching and Officiating Football
Emphasis on the methods of teaching and coaching football. Offense and defense, player-coach relationship, team selections, planning of practice sessions and game situations will be areas of concentration. The course will also cover rules of football and techniques of officiating. Cr 3.
PHE 314 Organization and Administration of Athletics
This course covers the principles and practices of athletic administration as related to middle schools, junior, and senior high schools. Cr 3.
PHE 315 Coaching and Officiating Field Hockey
Emphasis on the methods of teaching and coaching field hockey. Offense and defense, player-coach relationship, team selections, planning of practice sessions, and game situations will be areas of concentration. The course will also cover rules of field hockey and techniques of officiating. Cr 3.
PHE 316 Coaching and Officiating Volleyball
Emphasis on the methods of teaching and coaching volleyball. Offense and defense, player-coach relationship, team selections, planning of practice sessions, and game situations will be areas of concentration. The course will also cover rules of volleyball and techniques of officiating. Cr 3.
PHE 335 Coaching and Officiating Baseball and Softball
The course will cover individual and team techniques, drills to implement these techniques, practice organization and methods of starting, maintaining and improving programs at various levels. The course will also cover rules of baseball and softball plus techniques of umpiring. Cr 3.
PHE 391 Field Experience/Internship
Practical field work in a coaching area. The student will be assigned as an assistant coach in a sport for a season. Supervision, evaluation, and guidance of the student will be provided by a staff member who is responsible for that coaching area. Prerequisites: PHE 203, PHE 302, PHE 314. Restricted to students in coaching certificate program. Cr 1-6.
PHE 398 Independent Study in Physical Education
Provides students who have demonstrated critical and analytical capability an opportunity to pursue a project independently, charting a course and exploring an area of interest, bearing upon it previous course experience and emerging with an intellectually sound, coherent synthesis reflecting a high caliber of performance. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Cr 1-6.