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Coaching Education

The Coaching Education minor is comprised of core courses and electives. Students who choose the minor focus on the coaching and administration of youth and adolescent sports and are exposed to the knowledge and content needed to coach or organize an effective sports program. The minor emphasizes theories and basics of coaching and administration of youth and adolescent sport programs.

What Courses Might I Take?

Review the list of approved courses applicable to the Coaching Education minor.

Why Choose This Program?

There is a significant need for qualified coaches for children and youth sports programs. The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports estimates that 40 million youth participate in sports annually. Over 4 million adults serve as volunteer coaches. It is not unusual for schools, community agencies, and religious groups to seek competent persons to coach their children. All of these organizations need assistance with the administration of their sport programs.

How Can I Learn More?

Although a minor is not required for all students, some students choose to add a minor to complement their degree program. Students can declare some minors by meeting with the College of Education and Human Ecology Academic Program Coordinator, while others require permission from the department offering the minor. Students must declare their minor at least by the time the graduation application is submitted. Early declaration is highly encouraged. Once the minor program is filed in the college office, any changes must be approved. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services for details.

The College of Arts and Sciences maintains a list of minors available at The Ohio State University. Please review the information listed there for the minor you are interested in and follow the stated procedures to declare this minor.