Coaching Minor

Effective Fall 2023, the Coaching Minor will be transitioning to the Coaching Certificate.

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The Coaching Minor offered through the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education is based on the Coaching Education National Standards issued by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. This program is designed to prepare future coaches in a variety of sport settings. The Minor begins with three foundational courses followed by advanced sport-specific coaching methodology courses and the opportunity to complete a coaching practicum in a sport setting.

The Coaching Minor is designed to:

  • prepare students with the knowledge and skills to work in a coaching environment
  • expand the credentials of students entering the teacher education profession
  • provide training and enhance marketability for graduates in all academic disciplines who might seek coaching and teaching positions at public or private school settings
  • help meet the recreational or community sport league demands for trained volunteer coaches
  • expand networks in coaching arena for professional development

Any questions regarding the Coaching Minor should be directed to:

Dr. Deborah Baxter