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The coaching minor is available to undergraduate students in any major who aspire to coach children, adolescents, or adults in athletic settings.

Designed for undergraduates with a desire to coach at all age and ability levels—youth, high school, college, and professional—the coaching minor introduces students to foundational concepts in sport psychology, philosophy, pedagogy, nutrition, motor learning, training, and physiology as well as important sport-industry business concepts. A field experience in sport coaching is required for graduation. This minor is often helpful for those who aspire to coach in addition to teaching at the elementary, middle school or high school level.

More about the Program

The Sport Management Program at George Mason University seeks to prepare reflective, principled, and knowledgeable graduates with professional skill sets that enhance their success in the $490+ billion sport sector. Serving one of the nation’s most diverse student populations, this dynamic, growing program is committed to excellence and seeks to develop students’ professional knowledge and dispositions through a curriculum guided by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) content standards. An integral part of the curriculum is the opportunity for field experiences in sport settings in the Northern Virginia region, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and throughout the world.