Minor in Athletic Coaching
The Minor in Athletic Coaching certificate at ACU prepares students to receive the standard athletic coaching 7-12 certificate which is issued by the Arizona Department of Education. The certificate makes it possible for people outside of the field of education to perform coaching duties at various institutions throughout the state. The Minor in Athletic Coaching certificate program at Arizona Christian University trains you in the art and science of coaching youth. The program emphasizes practicality. Through the lens of extensive experience, ACU faculty provide you with timely and valuable glimpses into today’s athletic opportunities. The most valuable attribute is the emphasis on mentoring. Because of the intentional small class sizes at ACU, you will be able to develop strong mentoring relationships with your instructors. This mentoring begins in the classroom and continues beyond graduation.
Graduates who meet the requirements of the Minor in Athletic Coaching will be prepared to perform coaching duties in interscholastic and extracurricular athletic activities in the state of Arizona.
Why Athletic Coaching at ACU?
In addition to a faculty to student ration of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically integrated curriculum, ACU’s Minor in Athletic Coaching certificate offers several unique advantages:
- ACU’s graduates are in great demand locally and abroad.
- Small class sizes create a safe, comfortable setting to practice your coaching and hone your skills.
- God’s Word and His Truths are foundational in all coursework at ACU.
What will I study?
The Minor in Athletic Coaching certificate provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies. CORE courses reclaim a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Minor-related focus areas will include:
- Intro to Anatomy and Physiology
- Intro to Sports Medicine with a lab
- Principals of Sport Psychology
- Intro to Sport Psychology
- Adolescent Psychology
- Student Coaching Internship (250 hours)
Standalone Minor Courses
Athletic Coaching Stand-Alone Minor (21 credits)
|BIO 200||Intro to Anatomy and Physiology w/ Lab||4|
|BIO 220||Intro to Sports Medicine w/ Lab||4|
|BSM 230||Principles of Sport Psychology||3|
|PSY 310||Intro to Sport Psychology||3|
|PSY 314||Adolescent Psychology||3|
|PHE 197||Student Coaching Internship (62.5 hrs.)^|
|PHE 297||Student Coaching Internship (62.5 hrs.)^|
|PHE 397||Student Coaching Internship (62.5 hrs.)^|
|PHE 497||Student Coaching Internship (62.5 hrs.)^|
At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.
Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:
B.S. in Secondary Education
Shelly Roden School of Education
B.S. in Sport Management
School of Business Administration
Minor in Secondary Education
Shelly Roden School of Education