The Coaching minor provides a comprehensive and meaningful academic program for students wishing to pursue coaching at the youth, high school and college level. The coursework provides a theoretical and practical framework where you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and successfully complete a coaching practicum at either a college or high school. The minor is open to all undergraduate students at UNE.

The minor is offered through the Westbrook College of Health Professions and is administered through Department of Exercise and Sports Performance. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and draws courses from the following programs: Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Sport and Recreational Management and Education.

Hockey coach speaking to the U N E hockey team during a game


Required Courses Credits
EXS 312 – Foundations in Coaching 3
EXS 360 – Coaching Practicum (Prerequisite EXS 312 and successful completion of coaching certification, CPR, and First Aid) 3
EXS 205 – Sports Physiology or EXS 320 – Exercise Physiology (Prerequisite – 4 credit Laboratory Science course) 3
SPT 340 – Athletic and Sport Administration or a course substitution is allowed per permission of the Coordinator of the Coaching Minor. 3
Total 12
Two (2) Elective Courses Credits
ATC 101 – Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
ATC 306/PSY 345 – Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
EXS 340 – Strength and Conditioning 3
EXS 180 – Motor Learning and Performance 3
EXS 310 – Biomechanics and Kinesiology 3
EXS 322 – Metabolism/Bioenergetics and Sport Nutrition 3
EXS 315 – Training the Endurance Athlete 3
SRM 350 – Sport and Recreational Finance Management 3
SRM 360 – Leadership 3
SPT 330 – Sport Governance 3
EDU 202 – Curriculum and Assessment 3
SPE 220 – Exceptionality in the Classroom 3
Total 6
Total Required Credits 18

Students are required to earn a minimum grade of a "C" in all courses with an ATC or EXS prefix. Students are only able to retake a course one time.

Students are required to pass a coaching certification and complete CPR and First Aid prior to taking the Coaching Practicum.


Katie Hawke M.S., associate clinical professor/coaching minor coordinator
(207) 602-2295

Dr. Paul Visich  Ph.D., professor/chair of Exercise and Sport Performance department
(207) 602-2203