Minor in Athletic Coaching

This sequence of courses is for students who are interested in coaching and/or pursuing a career in coaching. It provides the knowledge and skill base required for coaching club, school, and community athletic teams.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Admission requirements:

Students must meet the following admission requirements to declare the minor:

Select One:4
Principles of Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy
or equivalent
Select One:3
Introduction to Teaching Physical Education
Introduction to Kinesiology
SF State GWAR Course3

Please meet with an advisor to declare the minor.

Athletic Coaching, Minor — 22 units

Core (21 units)

KIN 310Youth Development Instructional Analysis I3
or KIN 312 Youth Development Instructional Analysis II
KIN 314Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
KIN 331Peak Performance3
KIN 355Science, Sport, and Fitness3
KIN 404Sport and Exercise Psychology3
KIN 434Sport-Based Youth Development3
KIN 486Motor Learning3

Culminating Experience (1 unit)

KIN 570Directed Coaching Experience1

A one-season coaching experience in youth athletics, recreation leagues, interscholastic, or intercollegiate athletics in a sport in which a coaching course is selected.


 Community college courses in coaching may be accepted as substitutes.


CPR certification is required.