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)


      Athletic Coaching




      Shelly Roden School of Education

      Arizona Christian University
      1 W. Firestorm Way
      Glendale, AZ 85306

      (602) 489-5300

      [email protected]

      Standalone Minor Courses

      In order for a student to complete the minor, they must complete 21 credit hours.

      CourseCourse NameCreditsPrerequisite/
      BIO 200Intro to Anatomy and Physiology w/ Lab4
      BIO 220Intro to Sports Medicine w/ Lab4
      BSM 230Principles of Sport Coaching3BSM 201 (Prerequisite)
      PSY 310Intro to Sport Psychology3PSY 202 (Prerequisite)
      PSY 314Adolescent Psychology3PSY 202 (Prerequisite)
      PHE 197Student Coaching Internship (62.6 hrs.)CPR Certification (Prerequisite)
      PHE 297Student Coaching Internship (62.6 hrs.)CPR Certification (Prerequisite)
      PHE 397Student Coaching Internship (62.6 hrs.)CPR Certification (Prerequisite)
      PHE 497Student Coaching Internship (62.6 hrs.)CPR Certification (Prerequisite)