Coaching Education

Program Coordinator

Keith Howard

Keith Howard РSenior Lecturer

1309 Carmichael Gym


Program Description

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 17 credit hour Coaching Education minor designed for undergraduate students wishing to pursue careers in coaching team or individual sports and for students that may become involved in coaching athletic teams on a volunteer or supplemental basis. Students obtaining a minor in coaching education develop a foundation of essential coaching skills in a variety of sports areas and knowledge in related topics such as athletic training, sport management and sport science. Students will also apply their knowledge and skills in a coaching practicum.

Program Requirements

  • The coaching education minor requires the completion of 17 credit hours
  • There are five (5) required courses totaling 13 credit hours
  • Students will choose two (2) elective courses totaling four (4) credit hours
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade to apply toward the minor program
  • Students must obtain a grade of “C-” or better in each of the required and elective courses
  • Students are expected to complete HESM 381, HESM 477 and HESM 478 before attempting to register for HESM 301
  • A minimum of 10 credit hours must be completed at NCSU including the practicum

Required Minor Courses (Minimum 13 Hours)

Elective Courses (Minimum 4 Hours)

Admission Process

  1. Read over all information regarding the minor program
  2. Contact the minor program coordinator
  3. Begin taking the required and/or elective courses in the minor program (HESM 301 excluded)
  4. Complete and submit the Declare Minor Form to Registration And Records
  5. Meet with the minor coordinator prior to enrolling in the minor practicum

Declare Minor Form

Students should submit this form to Registration And Records to declare an intention to complete the minor program. Additionally, a copy of this form should be filed with your major advisor as soon as the minor is declared.