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Athletic Coaching Minor, B.A.; B.S.; B.A.A.

The athletic coaching minor is recommended for students who are interested in coaching in an athletic program sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association or some other state athletic association.’

This minor is also offered via Global Campus/CMU Online

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. In order to graduate with this minor a student must:
    1. Obtain a 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.75 GPA in the minor.
    2. Have current CPR and First Aid Certification.
    3. Maintain established standards of professional practice articulated in the CMU Athletic Coaching Internship Manual and reflected in the first four standards constituting Domain 1 – Philosophy and Ethics, in the National Standards for Sport Coaches.
  2. At least 12 credit hours of coursework within the minor must be taken at CMU.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (24 hours)

PES 125Principles and Foundations of Coaching


PES 225Athletic Conditioning for Coaches


PES 255Athletic Skills and Techniques


PES 279Sport First Aid and Athletic Emergencies


PES 311Psychology of Coaching


PES 335Principles of Effective Coaching Instruction


PES 410Competition Oriented Strategies and Preparations


PES 445Athletic Season Planning and Evaluation


PES 470Athletic Coaching Internship


Total: 24 semester hours