Why minor in athletic coaching?

Gain the skills and traits necessary to be a successful coach and role model in an athlete's life. With courses geared toward specific sports, preventing injuries, physical conditioning, eports and more, you'll be on the fast track to making an impact in the world of sports.

Exercise and physical activity positively affect human life physiologically, psychologically and socially. In this industry-relevant degree you will develop a holistic understanding of these impacts. With the health, fitness and wellness industries continuing to grow, employment prospects are promising.

Athletic Coaching Minor

  • Take multiple courses highlighting the same sport.

  • Understand the movement and human performance.

  • Choose from 11 different coaching methods courses.

  • Take courses from NCAA Division I coaches.

  • Work with world-renowned expert faculty.

  • Take Esport courses to learn gaming-related coaching techniques, history and athlete development possibilities.

Jobs in Athletic Coaching


Estimated number of high school athletes in the U.S.

National Federation of State High School Associations


Job growth for coaches and scouts from 2018-28, which is faster than the national average.

U.S. Bureau of

The Athletic Coaching minor at UND helps student launch their careers as:

  • College and high school coach
  • Physical education teachers
  • Personal trainers and fitness instructors

Athletic Coaching Minor Courses

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