College of Education and Human Development

School of Kinesiology

Coaching certificate

The sports coaching certificate program is ideal for students who wish to coach (or are currently coaching) youth, club, high school or college sports. This program provides a general theoretical basis for the many areas of knowledge needed for coaching.

Certificate requirements/course catalog

For the sports coaching certificate programs, see the University catalog for course offerings and requirements.

Related major programs

The sports coaching certificate is a campus-wide program, open to all undergraduate students, regardless of college or major. Students in the following majors may find this minor particularly relevant: 

  • Education/teacher licensure programs 
  • Kinesiology 
  • Sport management 
  • Youth studies 

How to apply

    Become a sports coaching certificate student

    Current undergraduate students may pursue the certificate. It is not possible to graduate with both the sports coaching minor and the certificate. Graduate students may apply for the certificate if they are not pursuing a degree in a similar discipline.

    Application instructions

    To apply, submit the application form.

    The deadlines are: 

    • Fall: August 1
    • Spring: December 15
    • Summer: April 15


    We're here to help. Get in touch with our Undergraduate Academic Advisor. 

    Tracey Hammell Tracey Hammell

    • Undergraduate Academic Adviser, Sport Management and Physical Activity and Health Promotion
    • she, her, hers
    • 612-626-5098

    Tracey's Online Calendar Drop-in hours will be on Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 and Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00. Note: At times during the semester these hours do fluctuate. It is always best to check ahead to ensure the drop-in hours are still available.

    Tracey Hammell
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