Area of Study:

Coaching Minor

Coaching Minor, Bethel College Kansas

Empowering Leaders: Coaching Minor Program

Coaching provides an avenue for individuals who enjoy teaching and mentoring. Coaches teach technical skills and strategies related to the sport and impart essential life skills such as teamwork, discipline, leadership and resilience.

A minor adds credibility to your coaching credentials. It signifies that you have undergone a formal training program and have met specific standards set by a recognized coaching body. Clients and organizations often prefer working with certified coaches to measure professionalism and competence.

This minor goes well with any major but most commonly pairs with

Student Opportunities in Coaching

Explore how to turn your passions into your profession through our personalized services.

Discover how your classwork relates to your future career – or even your future career – through the Employment Experiences Office.

Expand your campus experience with internships or service placements, building networks with professional contacts. Complement your academic preparations with career readiness through resume and interview guidance. Find an on-campus or off-campus job that provides you with relevant real-world experience and financial resources.

Whether you set your sights on graduate school or launching your career post-Bethel, we’re here to help you succeed — even after graduation.

Coursework Description

Not only will you get “Coaching 101” (i.e., Principles of Coaching: planning, organizing, planning and directing team functions), the minor includes introductory courses in

  • functional anatomy
  • first aid, safety and CPR
  • prevention and care of injuries
  • essentials of strength training and conditioning
  • plus an internship

After you complete Bethel’s coaching curriculum, you’re eligible for certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. This requires payment of a fee included in Bethel’s Coaching program.

Area of Study Faculty:

Matthew Dorton Photo

Matthew Dorton

Assistant professor of health and human performance
Melissa Siemens Photo

Melissa Siemens

Associate professor of health and human performance