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Minor in Coaching

Expand your career options while encouraging, teaching, and helping others fulfill their potential.

Whether you are majoring in one of CCU's School of Education programs or not, the College of Undergraduate Studies coaching minor provides an opportunity for you to gain foundational knowledge and field experiences in coaching, championing your secondary students to strengthen their skills and pursue excellence both on and off the field. The minor in coaching helps you fine tune strong communication and critical thinking skills, broadening career possibilities with a formal credential that can open leadership opportunities and expand future coaching experiences.

This Coaching minor infuses existing coursework from the Kinesiology and Exercise Science major with existing coursework within the School of Education: Professional Core. As part of the coaching minor, you will increase your knowledge of physical education pedagogy, become equipped with tools to inspire and promote health and wellness, and you will apply evidence-based kinesthetic principles and leadership skills to prepare student athletes for peak performance. Through fieldwork and coursework in the fundamentals of coaching and team development, graduates of the coaching minor will demonstrate a thorough and diverse understanding of coaching curricula that results in student learning, motivation, and independence.

Coaching at CCU

Romans 12: 6-8 promotes the use of spiritual gifts, including serving others, teaching, encouraging, and leading diligently; coaching embodies all of these God-given gifts, often used simultaneously as well as individually. Every course in the coaching minor program will engage you in fine tuning your gifts and talents through faith integration activities, as you study and implement pedagogical techniques consistent with a Christian worldview. The program’s biblically-focused curriculum emphasizes the moral and spiritual underpinnings of teaching and its impact on others while equipping you to grow in your Christian faith.

What can you do with a minor in coaching?
  • Sports Management
  • Sport Media
  • Coaching
  • Exercise and Health Psychology
  • Enhance your Physical Education major
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Coaching Field Experience for Grades 7-12
  • Adolescent Development and Culture
  • Coaching and Talent Development
  • Mental Aspects of Sport Performance
  • Introduction to Sports Medicine

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About the School of Education

At CCU, we're training the next generation of teachers, for both public schools and private Christian schools. The Christ-centered educational model in our School of Education is unique among education schools in Colorado, training graduates who are not only outstanding educators, but also respected members of the community.

The School of Education offers a variety of academic programs ranging from Elementary and Secondary Education to Classical Education and Special Education. You will be taught and mentored by exceptional faculty who have all been licensed as teachers or administrators in Colorado. They know what it's like to be in classrooms and are committed to helping you succeed. You will get your first field experience during your freshman year, working with students in local elementary, middle, and high schools under the supervision of exemplary teachers to gain expert experience.

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The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has ranked both the elementary and secondary education programs in CCU's School of Education as the top education programs in the State of Colorado, and in the 98th percentile of all education programs, nationwide.

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