James Madison University

Minor in Coaching Education

This minor prepares students for the coaching profession on the high school and younger level by complying with the requirements of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education at Level 3, intermediate coach. Evidence of CPR/first aid certification must be presented before beginning the coaching practicum. In order to enroll in the practicum, all of the minor courses except KIN 450 must be successfully completed (minimum of a "C") and the student's overall GPA must be a 2.0. To successfully complete the minor, students must:

  • complete the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) Coaching Principles course and earn ASEP certification (part of KIN 450).
  • Earn a minimum grade of a "C" in each of the six courses and a "satisfactory" on the practicum (KIN 473).
Courses Credit Hours
ATEP 205. Introduction to Athletic Training 3
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 353. Maximizing Sport Performance 3
KIN 425. Concepts of Strength and Conditioning 3
KIN 450. Principles of Coaching 3
KIN 473. Practicum in Coaching 3
Kinesiology techniques of sport class (with coordinator approval) 2
  20 Total

For more information, contact:


Scott Johnson
James Madison University
261 Bluestone Drive, MSC 2302
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
johns4sr@jmu.edu
540-568-4363 phone
540-568-3338 fax