A master’s degree for today’s coach.
The Academy’s Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Coaching is specifically aligned with the quality coaching frameworks created by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) to develop coaches who are prepared to take on the demands of coaching in the 21st century. Successful coaches must have the knowledge of both the latest coaching methodologies and the principles that underpin them.
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.
Leaders in the sports 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.
Students applying for the Academy’s graduate degree programs must submit all previous official transcripts and have finished an undergraduate program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also prepare a written personal statement with an autobiography, career plans and expected goals for pursuing a master’s degree from the Academy and submit three recommendations.