Do you have a passion for sports? Do you want to lead and develop players in their mastery of skills, techniques, and strategies? Do you want to make a difference in the life of a young athlete? Consider adding a minor in athletic coaching.

The new athletic coaching minor at Regis provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level coaching positions at a variety of age levels. Plan developmentally appropriate training programs, design sequential practice outlines, fine tune a personal coaching philosophy, gain knowledge of current strength, conditioning and nutrition principles, and gain practical coaching experience through an array of hands-on activities.

As part of the curriculum, students will attain membership and initial coaching certification through the National Alliance for Youth Sport (NAYS). Qualified faculty in the program share expert knowledge, based on a wide range of coaching experiences, that allows them to lead and mentor students as they prepare for their future careers.

Required Courses

  • HFS 310 Coaching Sports
  • HFS 255 Psychology of Exercise and Sport
  • HFS 215 Coaching Youth Sport
  • THR 203 Leadership Development in Adaptive Sport
  • HFS 220 Strength, Conditioning and Nutrition Principles for Coaches
  • Students are required to take at least one of the following:
    • HFS 330 Teaching, Coaching and Officiating Basketball
    • HFS 331 Teaching, Coaching and Officiating Soccer
    • HFS 332 Teaching, Coaching and Officiating Lacrosse
    • HFS 333 Teaching, Coaching and Officiating Volleyball
    (refer to outlined prerequisites for each course)
  • Required Co-requisite: HFS 208 CPR and First Aid