Coaching Minor

Immerse yourself in the life & health sciences with a minor in Coaching

The coaching minor is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills and experiences that enable them to coach effectively and safely in school, community, and adult sport programs. Coaching involves aspects of kinesiology, health promotion, injury prevention and treatment as well as psychological principles to prepare athletes for performance. The curriculum for the coaching minor involves exercise science, athletic training content, sports officiating, and theory associated with coaching philosophies.

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Student Experience

As a Loras student, you have the opportunity to enhance your educational experience by adding one or more minors. We encourage students to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad, engage in community outreach, explore internships and get involved in the many student and academic organizations available.


Students will complete the following requirements in order to achieve a minor in Coaching.

Coaching Minor Requirements

Division of Molecular, Life & Health Sciences

Kate Cooper, Ph.D., Chair

Requirements for a minor in Coaching:

Req Course Cr’s
1 Personal and Community Health 3
2 Sports Officiating 3
3 Theory of Coaching 3
Select one from Req 4
4 Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
4 Athletic Training Skills 3
5 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
6 Physiology of Exercise 3
Select one from Req 7
7 Lifespan Development 3
7 Sport Psychology 3
7 Exercise Psychology 3
22 total required credits

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Supporting Your Investment

Loras takes great pride in supporting your investment – both through providing an exceptional learning experience and in sharing the cost of your degree. 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We have scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need.

Loras offers a ​Master’s​ in​ ​​Coaching Leadership​ program that will fuel your passion for sports while advancing your career in coaching, athletic administration or other areas of athletic leadership. This one year graduate program is designed for recent college graduates or working adults looking to advance their career.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to earn my Loras degree?

Most students earn their undergraduate degree in four years or less. If you have questions about transferring any previously earned credits or degrees, please see our Transfer Student Information.

How much is tuition?

At Loras College, financial access to education is one of our defining values. We are committed to helping all of our students make their degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand their unique financial needs ensuring 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We offer Scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need. Loras is consistently ranked as one of the best universities for return on investment.  View our Tuition and Fees page.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Submit your federal FAFSA, apply to Loras College and visit for information, scholarship opportunities and much more.

Meet Our Professors

Kate Cooper, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Chair, Division of Molecular, Life & Health Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Program Director
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Elaina Biechler, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Coaching Leadership Program Director
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Molly M. McDonald Figgins, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Professor of Athletic Training
Athletic Training Program Director
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Carl Tebon
Head Loras Baseball Coach
Instructor of PESS
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Keith Thraen-Borowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
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