Sports coaching minor/certificate program

About the program

The sports coaching minor/certificate program is ideal for students who wish to coach (or are currently coaching) youth, club, high school, or college sports. This program provides a general theoretical basis for the many areas of knowledge needed for coaching. This course is appropriate 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 youth or interscholastic sports
  • Licensed high school teachers returning for graduate studies or preparing for coaching positions
  • Students seeking to develop a foundation for future coaching opportunities
  • Students seeking to obtain and/or deepen knowledge about sports coaching

Related major programs

The sports coaching minor is a campus-wide program, open to all undergraduate students, regardless of college or major. Students in the following majors may find this minor particularly relevant:

  • Education/teacher licensure programs
  • Kinesiology
  • Sport Management
  • Youth Studies

Minor requirements/course catalog

For the sports coaching minor and certificate programs, see the University catalog for course offerings and requirements.

Advising

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Departmental Advisor
Tracey Hammell
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
612-626-5098
thammel@umn.edu

Become a sports coaching minor/get a sports coaching certificate

To apply, submit the application form.

Apply for either the sports coaching certificate or the sports coaching minor/certificate.

The minimum GPA is 2.4.

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: December 15
  • Summer semester: April 15