Master of Sports Coaching
Sports Coaching is a one-of-a-kind degree that trains highly motivated coaches with the professional skills needed for success when working with today’s athletes. You’ll learn from nationally renowned faculty, professional coaches and sports psychologists as you refine your strengths, discover new skills and challenge yourself to reach your full potential and become a better coach to your athletes.
Get an advanced understanding of coaching effectiveness, mental preparation and effectiveness in sport.
Study coaching effectiveness, coaching ethics, skill analysis, leadership, the role of race and gender in sport, recruiting, and mental preparation for athletes.
Develop skills in analysis, critical reflection, problem-solving and coaching.
Your work is grounded in coaching practice, research and case studies.
In addition to faculty and coaches, gain valuable insight from your coaching peers.
A flexible program for coaches that can be completed in one year (includes summer) or I.5 years (excludes summer) of full-time study; or part-time according to your schedule
[T]hrough the Masters of Sport Coaching program, I have felt myself become a new and improved person, coach, and family member. I would recommend this degree program to any coach looking to be the absolute best in their field.
The Masters of Sport Coaching has been extremely beneficial to who I am as a coach today. From my past experiences coaching club lacrosse and an athlete at Ohio State, I was able to reflect, craft, and apply what I learned to design my personal coaching philosophy…. I have a greater understanding of who I am and have the confidence to be myself with my team standing up for what I believe in.
The program helped in reshaping my coaching philosophy while being more critical and objective of my own self. I’ve certainly changed how I view my profession and have become a more player-centered coach rather than using a coach-centered approach.
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Bachelor’s degree, minimum 3.0 GPA; Two years coaching experience
Expected time to degree
1 year, 3 semesters