WHY STUDY COACHING AND EXERCISE LEADERSHIP AT MBC?
Female athletes need coaches who can be a positive mentor and role model in their lives, while providing them with professional and scientifically based skill instruction. But, the world of coaching has seen a decline in women coaches for female teams. The coaching and exercise leadership program at MBC produces women coaches who are prepared to coach both male and female athletes.
The minor in coaching and leadership studies also provides a competitive edge for MBC students with teaching certification who are also interested in gaining employment. The Virginia High School League now requires coaches to complete a coaching certification, which students with a minor in coaching and exercise studies from MBC will be prepared to take.
The courses offered through the coaching and exercise leadership minor would also be helpful to students who wish to pursue graduate study in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or exercise science.