As sport evolves, coaches need to evolve. The Sport Coaching online master’s degree trains students to be lifelong learners who can adapt to modern demands on the coaching profession. This degree is designed for teachers and full time professionals who coach at the scholastic, community and club levels. WVU professors in Coaching Education have designed a curriculum that focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective coach. Additional focus is placed on holistic athlete development, including sport skills, life skills, long-term development and periodized training.
The online format allows working professionals to complete online courses during fall, spring and summer, without having to be on-campus. The course load is reduced (4-7 credits per semester) to allow students to balance the master's program with family, work and coaching responsibilities. Courses promote online interaction and peer support within and between cohorts.