Coaching Minor

The Coaching Minor is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide students interested in coaching at the youth, high school or college levels with basic knowledge and skills necessary for competence in coaching. The minor consists of courses offered by several options within the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and Policy. The proposed coursework lays a theoretical and practical framework for students interested in coaching.

Admission into the minor is based on successful completion of SPST 565 Principles of Coaching (grade of C- or better), and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Coaching Minor Requirements

SPST 565Principles of Coaching4
SPST 765Advanced Topics in Coaching4
SPST 650DInternship in Coaching4
Select a minimum of two of the following courses:4
Theory of Coaching Basketball
Theory of Coaching Football
Theory of Coaching Ice Hockey
Theory of Coaching Soccer
Theory of Coaching Track and Field
Select at least one of the following:4
Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness
Motor Development and Learning
Recreational Sport Management
Sport Psychology
Sport Media Relations
Athletic Administration
Activity, Injuries and Disease
Total Credits20

Students will not be permitted to enroll in SPST 650D Internship in Coaching, until they have completed 10 Credits toward the minor to include:  SPST 565 Principles of Coaching; and one of the applicable courses/electives and at least one theory of coaching class.

To graduate with a coaching minor, individuals must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses associated with the minor.

Sport Management Leadership/Sport Studies majors are not permitted to minor in coaching.