Coaching Minor and Certificate

The coaching minor / certificate program is ideal for students who wish to coach high school sports. This program provides any level of theoretical basis for coaching for

  • Students declaring a kinesiology major and/or coaching minor
  • Students enrolling in the sport management program
  • Students in teaching licensure programs planning to coach interscholastic sports
  • Licensed high school teachers returning for graduate studies or preparing for head coaching positions
  • Students seeking to develop a foundation for future coaching opportunities
Applicant information
  • Complete the application form.
  • Apply for either the coaching certificate or the coaching minor/certificate.
  • The minimum GPA is 2.4.
  • The deadlines are: August1 - Fall; December 15 - Spring; April 15 - Summer.
Nonnative speakers of English

Please send an official report of TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores to the Office of Admissions directly from the testing agency (from one set of exam results). The UMN TOEFL institutional code is 6874.

Freshman applicants may be exempt from the total score requirement if they have:

  • Scored 430 or greater on the SAT critical reading (verbal) section; or
  • Scored 18 or higher on the ACT exam on the English and Reading sections.

Additionally, a student may be exempt from the writing subscore requirement if they have:

  • Score greater than 470 on the SAT writing; or
  • Scored greater than 20 on the ACT writing.

Transfer applicants may be exempt from the total score requirement if they have:

  • Successfully completed 26 or more transferable semester credits at a two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the United States and have completed the full freshman English requirements at that school with a grade of C or better; or
  • Successfully completed 60 or more transferable semester credits at a two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the United States.
More information
Application form Coaching minor details Coaching certificate details
Contact

Katie Koopmeiners

Undergraduate Academic Adviser (REC, SMGT, Coaching)

612-626-5098
koopm035@umn.edu