Coaching Minor

If you have a passion for sports, a desire to make a difference in the lives of athletes, and a dedication to strive for personal excellence, this minor is perfect for you.

Abstract blur images made at football practice in the UB Stadium during the first week of practice in August 2021. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

Open to all Undergraduates

The coaching minor is open to all UB undergraduate students who might be considering careers related to coaching in summer youth sports programs, community sports programs, school athletics or intercollegiate athletics.

You'll develop the skills you need to coach athletes at a variety of levels. Each course offers excellent opportunities for networking and leadership skills development and experience.

This minor does not lead to New York State coaching credentials.

Coaching skills and knowledge

Gain skills and knowledge about CPR, sports nutrition, sports science, performance psychology, injury prevention and organizational issues related to coaching in school, community and collegiate sports programs.

All majors welcome!

No matter what your major, the coaching minor is available for you.

In-person and remote

Take many courses remotely if you need flexibility in your schedule.