Minor in Coaching

The Coaching Minor offered through the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education is based on the Coaching Education National Standards issued by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. This program prepares you as a future coach in a variety of sports and athletic settings. The Coaching Minor begins with three foundational courses followed by advanced sport-specific coaching methodology courses and the opportunity to complete a coaching practicum in a sports setting.

The Coaching Minor helps you:

  • Obtain the knowledge and skills to work in a coaching environment
  • Expand your credentials when entering the teacher education profession
  • Participate in training and enhance your marketability to seek valuable coaching and teaching positions in public or private school settings
  • Meet the recreational and community sports league demands to become a trained volunteer coach
  • Expand your networks in the coaching arena for your professional development


KSU coacing students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Required Courses:

  • HPE 2300: First Aid/CPR Instructor Training 
  • HPE 3050: Coaching Principles 
  • HPE 3100: Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Physical Education and Coaching 
  • HPE 3395: Coaching Practicum 

Select Two of the Following Courses

  • HPE 3055: Advanced Coaching Methods for Basketball
  • HPE 3061: Advanced Coaching Methods for Football
  • HPE 3065: Advanced Coaching Methods for Soccer
  • HPE 3075: Advanced Coaching Methods for Softball
  • HPE 3085: Advanced Coaching Methods for Tennis
  • HPE 3090: Advanced Coaching Methods for Strength and Conditioning
  • HPE 3095: Advanced Coaching Methods for Volleyball

Total Number of Credit Hours: 18


Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

Kennesaw State University
Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
Convocation Center, Room 3003
Mail Drop 0202
590 Cobb Ave NW
Kennesaw, GA  30144-5591

Phone: 470-578-6216

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