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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The college annually awards scholarships to its students to support their academic goals.
Graduate program costs can depend on a variety of factors such as residency, number of credit hours, and number of semesters enrolled. The Graduate Admissions website provides an estimate of annual costs for Ohio residents, domestic non-residents, and international students. The Registrar’s Office provides more in-depth information about Tuition and Fees.
Bachelor’s degree, minimum 3.0 GPA; Two years coaching experience
While the MSpC admits for summer, autumn, and spring terms, applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the program in summer term if possible. Even if students haven’t moved to Columbus yet, summer classes are online and can be taken from anywhere. A summer start allows a full-time students to graduate the following spring, better positioning them to take advantage of job opportunities that occur in the spring.
Expected time to degree
1 year, 3 semesters
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