Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology


Inspire Greatness

Do you see yourself helping athletes play to their strengths? Sports upholds an important role in the development of discipline, teamwork, and strong morale in our youth, and coaches lead the way to victories both on and off the playing field. Employment of coaches is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, through 2020.

If you have a passion for sports and a gift for supporting others in honing their skills and achieving their goals, coaching could be a fulfilling activity—or career—for you. Our coaching minor or certificate will equip you with the fundamental training necessary for involvement in youth, high school, or collegiate athletics, as well as recreational or club sports.

Gain Practical Coaching Experience

As part of the coaching minor and certificate curriculum, students have the opportunity to assist with coaching a sporting activity of their choice for 40–60 hours. These mini-internships are available through Michigan Tech athletics, area K-12 schools, and other local sports teams. During your internship, you will learn methods for teaching sports, managing a team, writing plans for practicing and training safely, and interacting with athletes and/or their parents.