Add a win to your academic experience with new coaching skills and knowledge that will put you on a path to success!
Our minor in coaching, offered by the kinesiology department, is based on the national standards for athletic coaches developed by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). With this minor, you’ll be equipped for a profession working with recreational programs and youth sports leagues.
This program teaches you how to coach athletes at various age and ability levels, from physical preparation to understanding the emotional, social, and cognitive needs of athletes. You’ll learn the principles and practices of exercise science, including how to treat and prevent athletic injuries. Depending on your interests, you’ll choose from elective courses that cover sport psychology, conditioning, and operating sport facilities. You may also focus on coaching a specific sport, such as basketball, football, baseball, or tennis.