Coaching Minor

Earn a minor in coaching

Add a win to your academic experience with new coaching skills and knowledge that will put you on a path to success!

Our minor in coaching, offered by the kinesiology department, is based on the national standards for athletic coaches developed by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). With this minor, you’ll be equipped for a profession working with recreational programs and youth sports leagues.

This program teaches you how to coach athletes at various age and ability levels, from physical preparation to understanding the emotional, social, and cognitive needs of athletes. You’ll learn the principles and practices of exercise science, including how to treat and prevent athletic injuries. Depending on your interests, you’ll choose from elective courses that cover sport psychology, conditioning, and operating sport facilities. You may also focus on coaching a specific sport, such as basketball, football, baseball, or tennis.

In three years or fewer, depending on your schedule and courses offered, you can earn this credential. 


  • The minor in coaching is open to current students, regardless of major, and can be combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Minor requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 18 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average.


We’re here to provide academic support. Contact the SHHS advising team for answers to all your questions.

If you want more information about admission to IU Indianapolis, visit our undergraduate admissions page.