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Coaching and Athletic Administration Minor

COACHING & ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

Millions of youth participate in athletic programs each year, with more than three million coaches and other personnel required to organize and operate these activities. If you love sports, a minor in Coaching/Athletic Administration is a rewarding way to continue your affiliation with athletics and athletes.

As part of Kutztown University's Leisure & Sport Studies Program, the Coaching & Athletic Administration minor prepares students for work within sport programs at public and private schools, colleges and universities. Students who successfully complete this program have the opportunity to receive two national certifications through the America Sport Education Program (ASEP): Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid. Students may also earn American Red Cross Certifications in CPR and First Aid through their required course work. The capstone experience, an internship, allows students to apply their knowledge and skills of coaching while working with a sports team under the supervision of a school district professional and a Kutztown University supervisor.

Kutztown University's Coaching Education Program is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). Obtaining accreditation assures potential employers that students successfully graduating from this program have achieved a nationally recognized level of expertise in the field of coaching.

With a degree in Leisure & Sport Studies and a minor in Coaching & Athletic Administration, students are prepared for a variety of positions:

  • Athletic Director
  • Associate Athletic Director
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Coach (Youth, Middle School, High School and College)
  • Intramural Director
  • Recreation Director
  • YMCA Director