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.
The online MS program in Sport Coaching prepares lifelong learners who are adaptable to the modern demands of the coaching profession. This curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective coach with youth and adolescent athletes. The philosophy of the program is to develop a holistic approach to coaching, from training the whole athlete in the physical, mental and technical aspects of sport performance, to developing life skills and inter-personal assets off the field, while protecting the coach and maintaining personal well-being, in- and out-of-season. This is accomplished through the integration of science, experiential learning and application of technology.
31 credit hour master’s program is designed for individuals who have a
current coaching placement, such as teachers who coach at the scholastic level
or at the community/club levels. The format allows for the completion of online
courses during fall, spring and summer, without having to be on-campus. The
course load is reduced (5-7 credits per semester) to allow students to balance
their courses with family, work and coaching responsibilities. Courses promote
online interaction and peer support within and between cohorts. Tuition is
offered at the in-state rate for all students with the goal of increased
affordability and access.