A dynamic sports degree for forward-thinking coaches.

The Bachelor of Sports Science degree in Sports Coaching is designed to train forward-thinking people to be the coaches who will lead the next generation of athletes in the fast-paced world of sport. The program aims to prepare students for the demands of leading athletes in individual and team sports at all levels.


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Arm yourself with our accredited, 100% online sports coaching bachelor’s degree!

The Academy’s Bachelor of Sports Science degree in Sports Coaching is a National Committee for the Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) Accredited Program.

Quality coaches have multiple fundamental roles, so the Sports Coaching course work covers ethics, sports medicine, psychology, administrative and management functions, as well as the skills and drills relevant to all coaching assignments. The program is designed to produce high-quality coaches by offering students all relevant aspects of a demanding profession.

A coaching degree that meets high standards.

The Academy is a member of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE), which promotes and facilitates coaching competence; oversees and evaluates the quality of coaching education programs; and accredits coaching education programs that meet its comprehensive standards.
The Academy’s Sport Coaching bachelor’s degree program is aligned with the quality coaching frameworks created by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and aims to give students the knowledge of both the latest coaching methodologies and the principles that underpin them.

Sports Coaching Curriculum:

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports
  • Ethics in Sports
  • Organization & Management in Sports
  • Leadership Principles in Sports

Major courses

  • Technology in Sports
  • Psychology of Sports
  • Sports Coaching Methodology
  • Scientific Principles of Human Performance
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Strength & Conditioning


  • Sports Officiating
  • Sociology of Sports
  • History of Sports
  • Foundations of Amateur & Professional Sports
  • Legal Concepts in Sports
  • Public Relations in Sports
  • Sports Facilities Management

Sports Coaching Series Electives

  • Coaching Track and Field
  • Coaching Baseball
  • Coaching Basketball
  • Coaching American Football
  • Coaching Golf
  • Coaching Tennis
  • Coaching Volleyball

Research Core Courses

  • Statistical Methods in Sports
  • Senior Research Project

Bachelor’s Internship

Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit a personal statement 300-400 words in length explaining why they would benefit from an Academy education.

To see more on admissions requirements for our Bachelor of Sport Science program, visit our bachelors admissions requirement page.

Our sports degree holders are leaders in the world.

Since the Academy’s founding in 1972, thousands of Academy graduates have gone on to success as coaches, managers, educators, athletic directors and administrators, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, researchers and a myriad of other professionals at all level of sports, including professional, Olympic, collegiate, interscholastic, and recreational.

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Ranked Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report:

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Academy’s bachelor’s degree programs among the nation’s top 10 online degrees in its “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” survey.

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