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College of Physical Activity
and Sport Sciences


Master of Science – Athletic Coaching Education

Coaching and Sport Education

The on-campus Coaching and Sport Education Master of Science curriculum is designed to provide students with the critical thinking and decision making skills and knowledge necessary to excel in high performance sports. Students will experience hands on training through applied science, sport movement analysis software, strength and conditioning coursework, internship experiences and more.

Two available tracks

Performance Coaching

Track 1 (Performance Coaching) is designed for individuals who will be coaching at the collegiate or elite levels; selected courses focus on evaluating your own coaching methods

Science of Coaching

Tracks 2 and 3 (Science of Coaching) are designed for the individual who is interested is coaching education and the preparation of coaches. The only difference between track 2 and 3 is the depth of research study.

NOTE: On campus ACE master’s students must take all courses on campus – they are not eligible to take the online ACE master’s level classes for their on-campus degree.

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive an ACE master’s degree, all students must have

  • earned 39 advisor approved credits,
  • satisfy all college and university requirements and
  • have earned an overall GPA of a 3.0 in all course work leading towards the degree.

Contact Information

The department mailing address for written correspondence is:

WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
PO Box 6116,
Morgantown WV 26506-6116.

Please mark items “attention to” Dr. Valerie Wayda, Carol Straight,
or Theresa Scafella.

For further questions or information, please contact:

Greg Goodwin

Recruiting and Advising Specialist

Room 109F
West Virginia University
College of Physical Activity
and Sport Sciences
375 Birch St., Morgantown WV 26505
P.O. Box 6116

Telephone (304) 293-3393
Fax (304) 293-4641

Dr. Valerie Wayda

Department Chair
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(304) 293-0847

This program also offers an online degree

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