Minor in Coaching



Do you have a passion for inspiring athletes? Then why not promote public wellness and physical education with a minor in Coaching! A minor in coaching can be paired nicely with Health and Fitness, Physical Education, or Physical Education with a Teaching Certification.


Career Field

You may select courses that prepare you for careers as elementary or secondary physical education teachers. A minor in Coaching is often paired with a business or communication degree to prepare sports managers, journalists, and broadcasters. 


Job Outlook

  • Employment of coaches and scouts is expected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Rising participation in high school and college sports should increase demand for coaches and scouts.
  • Those who are state-certified to teach academic subjects are likely to have the best prospects for getting coaching and instructor jobs in elementary, middle, and high schools. The need to replace coaches who change occupations or leave the labor force also will provide some jobs. Very strong competition is expected for jobs at the college or professional level.


If you have a passion for leading sports, a minor in coaching is the perfect addition to your degree. This minor can be paired nicely with another Kinesiology or Business degree. 


  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Athletic Director
  • Gymnastics Coach
  • Sports Coach

Expected employment growth of coaches and scouts between 2018-2028

Faculty Profiles

Vesa Naukkarinen, Ph.D.

Department of Kinesiology

Chad Hutchinson, MS

Department of Kinesiology
Assistant Professor

Paulino Santos-Andino, Ed.D.

Department of Kinesiology
Associate Professor & Department Chair