Athletic Coaching (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2023–Spring 2024 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Athletic Coaching

Unit: College of Education and Human Development
Department: Health and Sport Sciences (HSS)
Academic Plan Code(s): ATCOMINOR

Program Requirements

Core Courses
HSS 293Social and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity 3
HSS 301Motivation in Sport and Athletics3
HSS 304Introduction to Athletic Coaching3
HSS 401Internship in Coaching2
Fundamentals of Coaching - select one course from the following:2
Fundamentals of Baseball Coaching
Fundamentals of Football Coaching
Fundamentals of Basketball Coaching
Fundamentals of Soccer Coaching
Fundamentals of Softball Coaching
Fundamentals of Coaching Volleyball
Electives - select 8 hours from the following: 18
Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health
Adapted Physical Education
Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education
Invasion and Net Games
Target and Fielding Games
Foundations of Strength and Conditioning
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries I
Issues and Ethics in Sport
Special Topics in Sport Administration (Administration of Youth Sport) 2
Administration of Intramural Activities
Sport Management and Leadership
Sociology of Sport
Data and Analytics in Sport
Minimum Total Hours21

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.

Exit Requirements:  2.25 G.P.A. is required in Coaching Minor Core Courses. A grade of “C” or better (C- will not count) is required for all minor core courses, and a passing grade is required in HSS 401. Students are required to complete 21 hours of Coaching Minor Courses outlined above.


Two (2) hours can be selected from another Fundamental Coaching course selected by the student.


Occasionally offered as a SPAD 561 Special Topics course.  Permanent course number pending.