Minor in Coaching

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Garden City

Stay ahead of the game with a coaching minor that allows you to coach sports professionally.

Why Earn Your Minor in Coaching?

As the federal government works to expand access to sports among youth nationwide, the demand for qualified coaches is poised to increase exponentially. Through this program, you’ll be eligible to apply for a New York state temporary coaching license or officiating certification as soon as you finish your coursework—even before you’ve graduated. The coaching minor blends training in coaching, fitness and sports theory to prepare you to coach in a broad range of settings, from schools to recreational, club and community programs. You can also work as a sports official, referee or umpire, or coach your own clients in private practice.

Why Earn a Minor in Coaching at Adelphi in New York?

  • Jumpstart your professional development by obtaining a career-ready credential while completing your degree.
  • Receive personalized attention in a small class setting, learning from experienced collegiate coaches.
  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates core concepts from physical activity studies, sports management and exercise science.
  • Explore coaching opportunities in a wide array of sports through the program’s numerous electives.

Coaching is a rewarding experience. Well-trained coaches are in high demand, as athletes require passionate coaches who can promote long-term life skill development.

Anne Gibbone, EdD associate professor in the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of hands-on learning and the value it adds to our students’ future careers. Courses in the coaching minor program take place in sport-based facilities and grounds, providing students with ample opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world settings.

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How Do I Declare a Minor?

Consult your adviser as soon as possible to discuss the coaching minor’s requirements. When you’re ready to declare, complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website.

Application Requirements

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to enroll in the program. To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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