School: Natural Sciences and Health
Degree Type: Minor
Format: In-Person
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate

A coaching minor provides the foundational knowledge and skills to be a coach at any level of athletics. You’ll get a broad-ranging education in the physical, mental and team-oriented aspects of coaching and sports to guide your passion.

When paired with a bachelor’s degree, coaching minors can pursue careers in: 

  • Sports Coaching 
  • Fitness Coaching 
  • Personal Training 
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach 


24 credits: 12 credits in residence, 15 credits upper division.
BIO 121 | Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology | 4
HE 240 OR 330 | Nutrition OR Sports Nutrition | 3
KIN 320 OR 420 | Exercise Prescription OR Essentials of Strength & Conditioning | 2-3
KIN 350 | Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries | 3
SRM 240 | Fundamentals of Coaching | 3
SRM 300 | Organization and Administration of Sports | 3
SRM 340 | Sports Psychology | 3
SRM 380 | Sports Ethics | 3

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify fundamental theories, concepts, and terminology relevant to the field of sports management. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how cultural traditions, social values, and lived experiences of society display themselves in sport. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the human body functions and how to care for and prevent athletic injuries. 
  • Explain how athletes can learn, understand, and create functional and safe movement patterns. 
  • Design physical training, nutritional and mental training skills programs that can enhance athletic performance to help athletes reach their performance potential. 


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Amy Engilis M.S., A.T.C.

Associate Professor of Sports Medicine

Division of: Natural Sciences & Health
Phone: 503-517-1053

Jeffrey Perrault

Assistant Professor of Sports Management

Division of: Natural Sciences & Health
Phone: 503-517-1095

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