Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Coaching Minor

Students can earn a coaching minor from Georgia Southern University. Georgia Southern is one of only two universities in the United States to be nationally accredited at the undergraduate and graduate level. The coaching minor prepares students to coach at the recreation, travel, middle school and high school level.

Minor Requirements

The coaching minor is open to any student on the Armstrong or Statesboro Campus interested in coaching.

Core Courses-
11 Hours
HoursCourse Description
KINS 3430 - Principles of Coaching3Introduces the student to the sport science principles of coaching. Topics include philosophy, psychology, pedagogy, physiology, management, first aid and injury prevention. Successful completion of the course leads to certification by the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Education Program.
KINS 3431 - Psychology of Coaching3Provides the prospective coach with the science and practice of various sport psychology principles as applied to coaching and athletic performance.
KINS 4420 - Sport Conditioning Laboratory2Prepares students to undertake responsibilities in the areas of coaching, fitness programming and or related areas.
KINS 4730 - Coaching Practicum #3Provides the student with supervised coaching experience in a sport.
Elective Course-
4 Hours


Course Description
KINS 3125 - Technology in Sport2This course is designed to introduce coaching behavior students to existing technologies in sport and how those technologies can enhance sport performance.
KINS 3426 - Coaching Baseball and Softball*2Provides the prospective coach with the knowledge and understanding of basic skills, fundamentals, techniques, team organization, team strategy and conditioning in baseball and softball.
KINS 3427 - Coaching Basketball*2Provides the prospective coach with the knowledge and understanding of basic skills, fundamentals, techniques, team organization, team strategy and conditioning in basketball.
KINS 3428 - Coaching Football*2Provides the prospective coach with the knowledge and understanding of basic skills, fundamentals, techniques, team organization, team strategy, and conditioning in football.
KINS 3429 - Coaching Olympic Sports2Provides the prospective coach with the knowledge and understanding of basic skills, fundamentals, techniques, team organization, team strategy, and conditioning in three of the following sports: golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball and other Olympic sports.
KINS 4421 - Principles of Officiating2Provides the prospective coach with the knowledge and understanding of principles and basic techniques of officiating selective sports.
TOTAL Hours Required for Minor15

* 2 of the 4 elective hours must be either KINS 3427 Coaching Basketball, KINS 3428 Coaching Football or KINS 3426 Coaching Baseball and Softball

# KINS 4730 Coaching Practicum Prerequisites:

  • Completed four (4) coaching courses (including the course of the sport they want to coach in practicum)
    • Recommended the student earn a final grade of A or B in each
  • Pass (80%) both ASEP Tests in Principles of Coaching in KINS 3430
  • To enroll in KINS 4730:
    • Statesboro Campus: Hal Wilson, charleswilsong@georgiasouthern.edu
  • Pass a background check

How do I declare the coaching minor?

Students can declare a coaching minor by going into My.GeorgiaSouthern.edu and clicking on the change major/minor link. Students will work with their current major advisor to be advised for their minor. Students should be sure to take the courses listed in the minor as found in the University Catalog.

Contact Us:

Armstrong Campus: Tony Parish, aparish@georgiasouthern.edu

Statesboro Campus: Drew Zwald, dzwald@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 8/3/2020

Department of Health Sciences & Kinesiologyhk-office@georgiasouthern.edu