A minor in Coaching can complement a spectrum of degree programs, training you to lead a team with precision, technique, skill, and attentiveness. Applying lessons and models from your experiences as an athlete, you'll accumulate field hours for your practicum under the direction of an area head coach.
- School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
- Division: Kinesiology, Science, Engineering & Mathematics
- Degree Type: Minor
- Format: Residential
- Location: Grand Rapids
A minor in coaching prepares you to acquire a role in a youth sports program or high school athletics.
In conjunction with a major in exercise science, a coaching minor offers you opportunities to acquire certifications as a personal trainer or conditioning coach, equipping you to coach clients and sport-specific athletes.
A minor in coaching requires 21 credit hours, including one elective course.
- BIO-242: Anatomy and Physiology II
- KIN-231: Principles of Coaching
- KIN-341: Anatomical Kinesiology
- KIN-342: Exercise Physiology
- KIN-362: First Aid and Injury Prevention
- KIN-370: Coaching Practicum
With a minor in Coaching, you will complete a coaching practicum, allowing you to experience the coaching role under the direction of a full-time head coach in the sport and setting of your choice.
For example, you may choose to study with a head coach of a youth sport community program in soccer or a head coach of a middle school or high school athletics program.