About this Program

Offers students with the interest in coaching in schools, private clubs, or collegiately an opportunity to explore the basics of coaching management, sports psychology, and complete a practical internship in their desired sport.

Program Highlights

  • ODU has state-of-the-art gym spaces and equipment available to allow opportunities for practice, learning, and teaching of motor skills and health-related knowledge in a real-world setting.

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Coaches and Scouts

$42,540 Median Salary

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

$23,570 Median Salary

Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$61,040 Median Salary

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Graduate Teaching Assistants

$37,720 Median Salary

Assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate teaching assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed.


What are the requirements to apply for Coaching Education at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Coaching Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and HPE 324 are prerequisites for the minor and are not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. 15 total hours are required to complete this minor. 


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


Professor & Chair

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