Kinesiology

Undergraduate Minor Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate Advisor

For more information concerning Kinesiology minors, please contact Renee Polubinsky at 309-298-1981 or via email at RL-Polubinsky@wiu.edu.


Minor in Coaching...........19–20 s.h.

  1. Required Courses: KIN 271, 272, 294, 466, 472...............................13 s.h.
  2. Choose one of the following courses:
    KIN 270, 290, 359, 493.......3 s.h.
  3. Choose two of the following courses:
    KIN 247, 451, 454, 459.......3-4 s.h.

Coaching Mission:
The mission of the Western Illinois University Coaching Minor is to teach aspiring coaches to develop and execute a clearly defined coaching philosophy and to properly structure the sport environment through theoretically sound practices. The curriculum within the coaching minor is in line with the “Athletes first, winning second” motto supported by the American Sport Education Program. The minor is also in line with the National Federation of High School Sports’ recommendations, Illinois High School Association coaching education guidelines, and the National Standards for Sport Coaches provided by SHAPE America.

Coaching Vision:
The Western Illinois University Coaching Minor envisions itself to be the regional epicenter for coaching education and professional development for aspiring sport coaches at a variety of levels.


Minor in Nutrition...........18 s.h.

  1. Required Courses: NUTR 109, 209, 305, 404................................12 s.h.
  2. Select 6 s.h. from the following courses:
    NUTR 203, 300, 304, 306, 308, 379, 405, 408, 450 (Sports Nutrition), 450 (Weight Management), 450 (Healthy Cooking).......6 s.h.

Minor in Scuba Diving ..................................................................16 s.h.

  1. KIN 108, 208, 308, 408........................................................8-10 s.h.
  2. Select 6-8 s.h. from the following courses:..............................6-8 s.h.
    CSD 121, 122; EM 276, 304, 351, 352; Engr 364; FCS 254, 255, 453; Foreign Language--Chin, Fr, Ger, Jpn, Port, Span; Geol 115; HE 251; IDT 240, 340, 345, 360,406, 408; IS 125; Kin 359; LEJA 310; Mgt 349; Phys 100; RPTA 366; Zool 414, 415, 416, 452