Athletic Coaching and Officiating (Minor)

Minor: Athletic Coaching and Officiating
Program Code: M105

About This Minor. . .

There is lack of professionally trained coaches and officials in the United States.  This minor combines courses in Sport Management and Kinesiology to prepare students to enter the fields of coaching and officiating.  Courses will focus on overarching topics of coaching and officiating such as: the certification process, roster management, budget, legal issues, ethics, behavior management as well as the philosophical and psychological components associated with coaching and officiating. Students will gain theoretical knowledge along with practical experience, while working towards industry certification.  This minor is best suited for Sport Management and education students, and will be open to all majors.

For more information on what you can do with this major, visit Career Services’ What to Do with a Major? resource.

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Institutional Minor Requirements 

The following institutional requirements apply to all CMU minors. Specific programs may have different requirements that must be met in addition to institutional requirements.

  • A minor consists of 15-24 semester hours. There may be prerequisites required for the minor which will increase the total number of credit hours for a student who has not already taken those prerequisites.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Essential Learning, major requirements, or electives can be counted toward the minor if applicable.
  • At least 33 percent of the credit hours required for the minor must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  • At least 25 percent of the classes must be taken at CMU.
  • 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher for the courses used for the minor.
  • A minor is not a degree by itself and must be earned at the same time as a baccalaureate degree.
  • A minor must be outside the major field of study.
  • A student may earn up to five minors with any baccalaureate degree at CMU.
  • The Catalog Year determines which program sheet and degree requirements a student must fulfill in order to graduate. Visit with your advisor or academic department to determine which catalog year and program requirements sheet you should follow.
  • See “Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates” in the catalog for a complete list of graduation requirements.

 Program Specific Minor Requirements

(21 semester hours)

KINA 128Intermediate Weight Training1
KINE 213Applications of Physical Fitness and Exercise Prescription3
KINE 265Emergency Care3
KINE 307Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching3
KINE 308Philosophy and Psychology of Officiating3
KINE 342Sport Law and Risk Management3
KINE 397Practicum2
Choose one of the following:3
Methods of Team Activities
Advanced Strength and Conditioning
Inclusive Physical Activity
Total Semester Credit Hours21

Advising Process and DegreeWorks

Documentation on the pages related to this program is intended for informational purposes to help determine what courses and associated requirements are needed to earn a minor. Meeting with an academic advisor is essential in planning courses and developing a suggested course sequencing. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for her/his intended minor.

DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool available in MAVzone. It is the official record used by the Registrar’s Office to evaluate progress towards a minor. Students are responsible for reviewing their DegreeWorks audit on a regular basis and should discuss questions or concerns with their advisor or academic department head for the minor. Discrepancies in requirements should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.

Graduation Process

A minor cannot be awarded by itself.  It must be combined with a baccalaureate degree outside the major field of study. Students should follow the graduation process outlined for the baccalaureate degree and list their majors and minors on the “Intent to Graduate” form.

If a student’s petition for graduation is denied, it will be her/his responsibility to consult the Registrar’s Office regarding next steps.