Wayne State College

Coaching Minor

Share your passion for sports and physical activity with a coaching minor. A coaching minor is an excellent supplement to those interesting in guiding athletes to reach their full potential, whether it be youth, adolescents, or adults through sports or other physical activity. Coaching means more than showing others how to play a game. It means guiding and encouraging others, and instilling in them a hard work ethic. It means being a positive role model and learning how to motivate others. You’ll learn principles of coaching, like fitness and health-related training principles, and the care and prevention of injuries. You can take sport-specific coaching courses including football, basketball, track, wrestling, baseball, softball, soccer, and volleyball. With a minor in coaching, you’ll be prepared to guide athletes in schools or recreational settings throughout your community, or even personal fitness coaching.

2023-24 Academic Year

Required Courses: 18 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).

  • PED 105 Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
  • PED 275 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • PED 304 Sport Physiology or PED 305 Exercise Physiology (3)

Plus three of the following courses:

  • *PED 311 Theory and Fundamentals of Football Coaching (3)
  • *PED 312 Theory and Fundamentals of Basketball Coaching (3)
  • **PED 313 Theory and Fundamentals of Track Coaching (3)
  • *PED 314 Theory and Fundamentals of Wrestling Coaching (3)
  • *PED 315 Theory and Fundamentals of Baseball Coaching (3)
  • *PED 316 Theory and Fundamentals of Softball Coaching (3)
  • **PED 317 Theory and Fundamentals of Volleyball Coaching (3)
  • **PED 318 Theory and Fundamentals of Soccer Coaching (3)
  • ***PED 357 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
  • PSY 444 Topics in Psychology: Sport Psychology (3)

*offered fall semester only
**offered spring semester only

***If PED 357 is selected, students must also take all prerequisites (PED 227 and PEd 304 or 305).