Minor in Sport-Based Youth Development to Launch This Fall

April 02, 2009

Beginning this fall, a new minor in Sport-Based Youth Development will be available to Wheelock undergraduate students. This minor will explore the physical, psychological, social, and academic aspects of youth sports programs. In addition, the minor will investigate the important role of parents, coaches, schools, and communities in youth development.

The new minor is geared toward students who are interested in working with children in a sport-based program.

The minor in Sport-Based Youth Development will provide insights into the impact of sport on children, offer tools that encourage supportive environments, and introduce approaches to promoting healthy physical and character development of young people. Students in the program will learn theory and practice of current sport-based programs, the interaction between sport and society, the psychological affects of sport, and coaching skills.

The 20-credit program will comprise five courses, such as Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport and Society, and Introduction to Coaching Youth Sports.

For more information, please contact Diana Cutaia, Director of Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness, at 617.879.2238 or dcutaia@wheelock.edu.

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