Athletic Coaching

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  • Program Designation: Minor

    Program Contact: Dr. Shailendra Gajanan

    Academic Division: Management and Education

    Program Description:

    Our athletic coaching minor is designed to prepare you for a career in sport coaching.  Our comprehensive program combines a liberal arts background with specialized courses that focus on the psychological, legal, business, and coaching practices aspects related to coaching.

    Minor Requirements


    Students may earn a minor in athletic coaching by completing the following requirements:

    Total Credits:17


    Note:


    Students majoring in either sport and recreation management or sports medicine must take the following additional courses to earn a minor in athletic coaching:

    Please be advised


    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.