Minor in Coaching
Westbrook College of Health Professions (WCHP)
Department of Exercise and Sport Performance


Katie Hawke

Paul Visich

Minor Description

The athletic coaching minor is open to any undergraduate student at the University of New England. The minor is offered through the Westbrook College of Health professions and is directly administered through the Department of Exercise and Sports Performance.

The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and draws from courses from the Department of Sport and Recreational Management and Education.

The minor provides a comprehensive and meaningful academic program for students wishing to pursue coaching at the youth and college level. The minor provides expert knowledge following the eight domains from the National Standards for Sports Coaches: Philosophy and Ethics, Safety and Injury Prevention, Physical Conditioning, Growth and Development, Teaching and Communication, Sport Skills and Tactics, Organization and Administration, and Evaluation.

Curricular Requirements

Required Courses Credits
EXS 312 – Foundations in Coaching 3
EXS 360 – Coaching Practicum (Prerequisite EXS 312 and successful completion of coaching certification, CPR, and First Aid) 3
EXS 205 – Sports Physiology or EXS 320 – Exercise Physiology (Prerequisite – 4 credit Laboratory Science course) 3
SPT 340 – Athletic and Sport Administration or a course substitution is allowed per permission of the Coordinator of the Coaching Minor. 3
Total 12
Two (2) Elective Courses Credits
ATC 101 – Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
ATC 306/PSY 345 – Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
EXS 340 – Strength and Conditioning 3
EXS 180 – Motor Learning and Performance 3
EXS 310 – Biomechanics and Kinesiology 3
EXS 322 – Metabolism/Bioenergetics and Sport Nutrition 3
EXS 315 – Training the Endurance Athlete 3
SRM 350 – Sport and Recreational Finance Management 3
SRM 360 – Leadership 3
SPT 330 – Sport Governance 3
EDU 202 – Curriculum and Assessment 3
SPE 220 – Exceptionality in the Classroom 3
Total 6
Total Required Credits 18

Students are required to earn a minimum grade of a "C" in all courses with an ATC or EXS prefix. Students are only able to retake a course one time.

Students are required to pass a coaching certification and complete CPR and First Aid prior to taking the Coaching Practicum.

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program. Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents. Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives.

All courses completed must be no older than five years.

Other restrictions apply. See Undergraduate Admissions for more information.


See Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

Financial Information


Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2023–2024 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of the date of publication April 28, 2023.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.