The coaching minor is designed to provide a limited, but substantive experience in the field of coaching. The state of Florida requires a coaching endorsement, which includes nine hours (Human Injuries, Coaching Theory, and a Coaching Specialization course), for all persons certified to teach. This minor is appropriate for those students who plan to coach and/or are seeking a career in the fields of Physical Education and sport. The Coaching Minor includes coursework leading to partial fulfillment of the Athletic Coaching Endorsement. Full eligibility for the endorsement may require additional criteria outlined by the Florida Department of Education.

NOTE: The Coaching Minor is not available to Sport and Exercise Science Pending and Sport and Exercise Science – Coaching Track majors.

Fitness Training

The Fitness Training minor is developed to provide the student interested in working in wellness centers as personal trainers the knowledge and experience to be successful in this growing and exciting area. The goal is to provide guided practical skills application to those students who wish to teach fitness related concepts to individuals and/or groups.

With the knowledge acquired from the completion of the required coursework for the Fitness Training Minor, students will be prepared and eligible to apply for certification from The American Council on Exercise.