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Sports Coaching MA – Online

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Applicants for Online Programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.

Application Deadline

Priority Application Deadline: June 1

Standard Application Deadline: August 1, but please check with the Program Coordinator about whether spots are available if you are applying near or after the application deadline.

The Application Process

You will apply to the program and then submit additional materials:

  1. Apply to the UNC Graduate School
    • Choose Sports Coaching-MA as your academic program of interest on the application.
    • Follow all graduate school application steps for the application fee and submission of official copies of your transcripts (GRE scores are not required for this program).
    • International applicants: please read the additional steps below.
  2. You will then click on "Submit Supplemental Items" (or log back in later and choose "Bear App Profile") to submit the following in the online application system once you have completed your graduate school application:
    • Personal Statement indicating your background and career goals relevant to the Sports Coaching MA degree
    • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Two professional letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your academic potential and abilities - the system will help you initiate requests to be sent to these individuals.

Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the graduate school then sent to the faculty/program for an admission decision. A completed application typically takes four to six weeks to process.

International Applicants

All international (non-U.S. citizen) applicants should mark Yes for "Are you an international student?" at the beginning of the graduate application process. In addition to any application steps listed above, you will also need to prepare the following for your application:

  • Demonstration of Language proficiency – either a Qualifying test score (TOEFL IBT: 80, IELTS: 6.5, PTE-A: 60) or a petition for exemption. UNC's institutional code for TOEFL is 4074.
  • Copy of passport bio page**
  • Financial Documentation** – we will need to verify that you can financially cover the estimated costs (tuition, fees, room, board, insurance, books, supplies, travel) of the time you will be in the U.S. Those applying to programs that last longer than 1 year will only need to provide proof for the first year at the time of application.

** = Items marked with ** are only required for applicants who will be coming to the United States.

For more information about UNC International Admissions and the UNC Center for International Education, please visit the International Admissions site, email grad.school@unco.edu, or call 970-351-2831.

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