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The minor in Athletic Coaching prepares you to become a coach with understanding of the practice of coaching and the physical aspects of caring for athletes and preventing injuries. You'll also participate in hands-on experiences in coaching a sport.

Why should I study athletic coaching?

You'll gain skills that will allow you to walk alongside athletes and bring the best out of them while at the same time encouraging health and wellbeing.

What can I do with this degree?

Students who minor in athletic coaching often choose to major in health education or physical education, a plan that equips you to meet all licensure standards determined by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Our graduates work as teachers, coaches, or directors for:

  • Public and private school across the U.S., including at the college level
  • Recreational activity programs like YMCA, camps, and community recreation programs

Minnesota school districts where recent graduates currently teach include: Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Hastings, Upsala, Spring Lake Park, St. Louis Park, Stillwater, and Zimmerman.

Our alumni have continued on to graduate school to study:

  • Education
  • Ministry
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Public health (epidemiology, environmental health, etc.)

What skills will I develop?

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective collaboration and communication with others
  • Understanding cognitive and physical development
  • Coaching teams in learning the sport and in competitive play
  • Integration of Christian faith with scientific and ethical study
  • Addressing and promoting the health of the whole person

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Hands-On Learning

You'll have opportunities practice and your skills by coaching students as they learn a sport or play competitively.

0% of grads applying for license in the past five years are currently teaching

0 students in both majors

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