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Sports Coaching MA – Courses & Requirements

This is a 30-credit-hour Master of Arts degree. Because of our innovative program design, you will be able to focus on one course at a time for much of the program.

  • All courses are completed online, with many incorporating video analysis software and recorded video presentations into the course content.
  • You can choose (along with your advisor) the focus of your internship work in year two.
  • Before the program begins, there is a short online orientation course to prepare you for success in the program.

Required Courses

To see a typical list of courses per term, visit an example Current Program Students page.

Semester 1 (Fall)

SES 587 Sports Coaching Principles and Perspectives (3)

SES 604 Teacher and Coach Action Research (3)

Semester 2 (Spring)

SES 583 International Perspectives of Sports Coaching (3)

SES 585 Introduction to Sports Injuries for Coaches (2)

SES 586 Training and Conditioning Principles for Sports Coaches (3)

Semester 3 (Summer)

SES 582 Psychology for Sports Coaches (3)

SES 584 Sport Administration for Sports Coaches (3)

Semester 4 (Fall)

SES 588 Evaluation of Coaching using Technology (3)

SES 692 Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science - students need to take 4 credits total. Can be taken semester 4, semester 5, or both.

Semester 5 (Spring)

SES 589 Bridging Theory and Practice in Sports Coaching (3)

SES 692 Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science - students need to take 4 credits total. Can be taken semester 4, semester 5, or both.

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For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

Get Started / Apply

Snapshot

Credits Required:
30
Time to Completion:
5 terms (18 months)
Tuition:
$555/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Scott Douglas, PhD, CAPE

970-351-2233

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What Students Say

“The Sport's Coaching, M.A. program at the UNC provided me with 21st Century skills that not only make me a better coach but a better teacher.

The coursework challenged traditional notions about coaching, and reinvigorated my appreciation of the power that coaches have on the overall development of the whole athlete. Each course within the program presented material and knowledge that I can directly apply to my athletes.

Plain and simple, the program  transformed my coaching from average to excellent because I have skills, knowledge, and purpose behind my instruction.”

– Chad Shaw, Eaton HS, program graduate