Sports Coaching Minor

Turn your care for the physical, social, medical and psychological well-being of traditional sports athletes into a career.
Degree Type Minor
Careers & Salaries Career Outcomes
Delivery On Campus

Help Sports Athletes Reach the Next Level of Success

Prepare for a variety of professional roles in traditional sports coaching with in-depth, hands-on training in the proper methods and strategies to holistically care for athletes in any arena. Our Sports Coaching Minor offers the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to coach at the youth, recreational, high school or collegiate levels. UW-Stout's core Sports Coaching Minor coursework covers coaching theory, emergency response and risk management, sports psychology, the influence of sports and physical activity on society, and practical experience. Advanced courses provide subject-specific knowledge and practical skills necessary to successfully work with athletes and making a difference in the community. The coaching minor is available for all UW-Stout students.  


Minor Requirements

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Clayt Birmingham, UW-Stout football coach

Study the physical, social, medical and psychological elements of sports coaching. You'll learn coaching methods and strategies for traditional individual and teams sports, including recreational programs, and apply your knowledge in an actual coaching scenarios.

UW-Stout gymnastics team.

The Sports Coaching Minor also covers first aid, injury prevention and care, athletic management, sports psychology and sociology, physiology and anatomy. You're refine your knowledge through a methods course in the sport of your choice followed by a practicum experience in the same sport to prepare you to succeed.