This minor has been designed for Mason students interested in the coaching profession at all age and ability levels, including future high school teachers who also want to coach. With this selection of courses, students will be introduced to foundational concepts in sport psychology, philosophy, pedagogy, nutrition, athletic training and physiology as well as important sport industry business concepts. Coaching minors will complete their work with a field experience in sport coaching.

This minor is available to all Mason undergraduate students. 


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: COCH

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 17-18


Choose one from the following:2-3
First Aid and Emergency Care
Prevention, Recognition, and Management of Athletic and Fitness Related Injuries
Methods of Exercise Instruction
Health-Related Fitness Education
PHED 306Psychomotor Learning3
SPMT 201Introduction to Sport Management3
SPMT 210Foundations of Sport Coaching3
SPMT 320Psychology of Sport3
SPMT 341Field Experience in Sport Coaching3
Total Credits17-18