Coaching Education Minor

Coaching education minors have the opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical knowledge regarding psychological, physiological, pedagogical, philosophical, and management aspects of coaching.


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor in coaching education is by approval only and consists of five courses, distributed as follows:

Core Requirements
EXSS 205Analysis of Sport Skills I3
or EXSS 206 Analysis of Sport Skills II
EXSS 207Coaching Principles3
EXSS 288Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses3
or EXSS 265 Fundamentals of Sports Medicine
Two from:6
Personal Health
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Adapted Physical Education
Introduction to Sport Administration
Sports Nutrition
Physiological Basis of Human Performance
Neuromuscular Control and Learning
Biomechanics of Sport
Theory and Application of Strength Training and Conditioning for Fitness Professionals
Introduction to Leadership and Group Dynamics
Sports Performance Training
Total Hours15

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Department of Exercise and Sport Science

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Darin A. Padua

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Meredith Petschauer