Athletic Coaching

Athletic Coaching

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

Students who pursue a minor in athletic coaching will find it a useful achievement, especially when combined with another degree or educational emphasis such as teaching, nonprofit management or recreational program development. While Minnesota no longer requires teacher licensing for employment as a head coach, you'll find that the courses and hands-on experience on the field required for the minor provide unique insight into motivation, competition, training and conditioning, body mechanics and team leadership.

Program Highlights

  • Coaching practicum provides opportunity to volunteer as coach in local schools and community organizations.
  • Student organizations provide opportunities for networking and leadership skill development and experience.
  • Internationally distinguished Human Performance Lab equipped for primary and advanced study.
  • Campus-based intramural sports and intercollegiate competition in club sports such as rugby, crew, lacrosse and cycling.

Program Distinctions

  • Student work centered in Halenbeck Hall, a facility that accommodates instruction, research, athletics and general student recreation activities.
  • Full- and part-time faculty active in  publishing, research, conferences, service, and professional leadership at local, national, and international levels.
  • Notable alumna:Bonnie Henrickson '86 is women's basketball coach at the University of Kansas and has taken the Jayhawks to the postseason seven times.

Student Organizations

  • Physical Education Club
  • Sports Management Club
  • Cheer Team
  • Student Athletic Training Association
  • SCSU Officials Club
Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey teams
  • 19 teams compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)
  • 1 million hours of campus, community volunteer service
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Athletic Training
  • Community Health
  • Physical Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Recreation and Sports Management

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