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Coaching Education Minor

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 16 hour minor in Coaching Education designed to prepare students to assume coaching responsibilities with a sound theoretical and practical background. The minor provides students with a foundation of essential coaching skills; (a) the basic knowledge, understanding, and application of coaching philosophy, sport psychology, and effective teaching techniques; (b) the basic principles of human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and exercise science and the practical application to coaching; (c) injury prevention, risk management, and the treatment of sport-related injuries; (d) theories and techniques necessary to plan, organize, and implement sport programs; (e) and a demonstration of motor skills and strategies involved in coaching specific sports.

Minor Coordinator

Program Requirements

  • The Coaching Education minor requires the completion of 16 credit hours.
  • Students will complete six credit hours from the three required courses.
  • Students will complete 10 credit hours from eleven elective courses.
  • All minor program courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Students must obtain a grade of “C-” or better in each of the required and elective courses.
  • Students must complete HESM 370 Foundations of Sport Coaching and Instruction, HESM 477 Coaching Concepts, and six credits from the sport science electives category before taking HESM 301 Coaching Practicum.
  • A minimum 10 credit hours must be completed at NC State (including the practicum).
Required Credits
HESM 301Coaching Practicum1
HESM 370Foundations of Sport Coaching and Instruction2
HESM 477Coaching Concepts3
Select six credits of the following:6
HESM 381Athletic Training
HESM 476Motor Learning and Sport Performance
HESM 478Exercise Physiology and Sports Science
Select four credits of the following:4
HESM 201Coaching Baseball/Softball
HESM 202Coaching Basketball
HESM 203Coaching Football
HESM 204Coaching Golf
HESM 205Coaching Soccer
HESM 207Coaching Tennis
HESM 209Coaching Volleyball
HESM 211Strength Training and Conditioning
Total Hours: 16

Admission Process

  1. Read over all information regarding the minor program.
  2. Contact the minor program coordinator (
  3. Declare the minor through CODA in MyPack portal.
  4. Begin taking the required and/or elective courses in the minor program (HESM 301 excluded).
  5. Meet with the minor coordinator prior to enrolling in the minor practicum.

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