The Coaching minor prepares students for careers in recreational programs and youth sports leagues. You’ll learn how to coach athletes at various age and ability levels, from physical preparation to understanding the emotional, social, and cognitive needs of athletes.
This program is based on the national standards for athletic coaches developed by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
What you'll learn
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.