School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

The Coaching Minor is available to undergraduate students in any major aspiring to coach children, adolescents or adults in athletic settings on a volunteer or supplemental basis.

This minor has been designed for Mason students interested in the coaching profession at all age and ability levels, including future high school teachers who also want to coach. With this selection of courses, students will be introduced to foundational concepts in sport psychology, philosophy, pedagogy, nutrition, athletic training and physiology as well as important sport industry business concepts. Coaching minors will complete their work with a field experience in sport coaching.

This minor is available to all Mason undergraduate students.

Coaching Minor Course Requirements

Michelle Gnoleba
Temporary Academic Advisor
Phone: 703-993-5200 
Fairfax Campus Thompson Hall Suite 2300

Click to view the 2017-18 Coaching Minor Advising Sheet

Total credits: 18