Athletics Coaching

About the Athletics Coaching Minor

This minor prepares you for entry level athletics coaching at the youth, recreational or interscholastic level. It is a good fit for education majors interested in coaching, students who are interested in coaching part-time or as a special interest, or student-athletes who may be interested in pursuing their passion further in coaching.

Through this minor, you will learn best practices in coaching techniques, understand developmentally appropriate practices in teaching youth sports and the relationship of sport in our society, improve your proficiency in the execution of sports fundamentals, and understand the dynamics of inclusion in sports programs.


Below are the course requirements for the Athletics Coaching Minor:

This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work with their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major.

Designed to provide insights into the understanding of the sports profession and develop skills to lead and manage within the profession, whether the graduate chooses to enter the profession and pursue an advanced degree.


  • ESS 211: History of Sport and Fitness
  • ESS 230: Introduction to Sport Management
  • ESS 302: Administration and Organization of Physical Education
  • ESS 303: Facility and Event Management
  • ESS 315: Legal Aspects of Sport
  • ESS 316: Sport and Society
  • 3 hours from ESS 203-209

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission [at] or (419) 448-2330.

Tyler Turek
Tyler Turek '22

I decided to minor in Athletics Coaching because sports have always played a huge role in my life. As an education major, coaching will benefit my career because I will be working with students and would be able to help them on the field or court and in the classroom.


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