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Department of Human Performance, Sport, & Health

Specialist Program

The Department of Human Performance, Sport, & Health offer a specialist program. A specialist program is smaller than a minor, requiring a total of 12 credits. It is designed to allow students to acquire skills and knowledge needed to work as an athletic coach.

Coaching Specialist

This coaching specialist program provides students with skills and the knowledge to coach athletes in many settings, including schools, recreation programs, and clubs. It is designed to provide prospective coaches with knowledge of injury prevention, conditioning, psychological preparation, risk management, sport specific coaching skills, and practical experience.

This program exceeds current Minnesota State Board of Teaching requirements and parallels NASPE guidelines.


Contact Information

Dr. Donna Kay Palivec, Chair
Department of Human Performance, Sport, & Health
Phone: (218) 755-2047
Location: PE 226