Ohio University

Minor in Coaching Education (ORCOED)

Patton College of Education

The coaching education minor will provide all students interested in athletic coaching (e.g., youth, interscholastic or intercollegiate) with the opportunity to gain applied experiences and knowledge in the profession. Students with a coaching minor will strengthen their skills and knowledge to be able to assist head coaches, become youth sport head coaches and increase their potential for admission to a graduate program in coaching education.

Admission to the Minor

The minor is open to students in any major.  No pre-requisites or admission standards are required.  To add the minor, go to: https://bit.ly/PCOEProgramChange


Minor Requirements

Core Requirements:  Complete the following courses.

  • COED 2120 - Introduction to Coaching (3 cr)
  • COED 2130 - Youth and Sports (3 cr)
  • COED 3130 - Human Dynamics of Sport (3 cr)

Practicum:  Complete 1-3 Credits

  • COED 4920 - Practicum in Coaching (1-3 cr)

Coaching Electives:  Complete three hours from the following coaching-specific courses

  • COED 3214 - Coaching Strength Conditioning (3 cr)
  • COED 4212 - Coaching the Elite Athlete (3 cr)
  • COED 4305 - Contemporary Issues in Athletic Coaching (3 cr)
  • PETE 3400 - Design Application of Movement thru Games (3 cr)
  • PETE 3401 - Techniques & Tactics of Sport (3 cr)
  • SLS 3010 - Ethics and Risk Management in Sport and Physical Activity (3 cr)

Electives:  Complete one course from the following

  • AT 1001 - Introduction to Athletic Training (3 cr)
  • EDEC 1600 - Introduction to Child Development (3 cr)
  • EXPH 1490 - Introduction to Exercise Science (3 cr)
  • EDEC 1600 - Introduction to Child Development (3 cr)
  • NUTR 1000 - Introduction to Nutrition (3 cr)
  • PETE 1260 - Skills & Fitness for Coaches and Physical Educators (3 cr)
  • PETE 2000 - Cultural Perspectives and Physical Activity (3 cr)
  • PETE 2100 - Physical Activity in Sport Leadership (3 cr)
  • PETE 4050 - Motor Learning (3 cr)
  • REC 3050 - Planning and Operating Recreation Areas & Facilities (3 cr)
  • REC 3100 - Recreation Administration (3 cr)
  • SASM 1010 - Into to Sport Management (3 cr)

For more information of the Coaching Minor offered at OUZ, contact Kathy Normansell, ME.D.  Sport and Lifestyle Studies Coordinator: normanse@ohio.edu