Online Masters Best Coaching Degree

A sports 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.


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Our sports coaching degree meets the highest 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.

Our sports degrees build coaches who will be leaders around 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.

A sports coaching degree program that is ready when you are.

The Academy offers a 33 semester hour program leading to a Master of Sports Science (MSS) degree. Students may also pursue a combination of any of the master’s degree areas leading to a dual major, for a total of 42 to 45 semester hours depending upon the area of study. Academy courses are offered online so that students can conveniently take courses at any time and from anywhere.

Core Curriculum

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Coaching Methodology
  • Sports Strength & Conditioning
  • Seminar in Sports Medicine

Key Subject Areas Available

  • Sports Club Management
  • Membership and Marketing for Sports Clubs
  • Fundraising in Sports
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Strength & Conditioning

Degree Paths

  • Internship Option
  • Non-thesis Option
  • Thesis Option

FastTrack Your Degree

The sport industry is fast-paced and rapidly evolving and the need for high quality sports coaches has never been greater. The Academy offers a Fast Track master’s degree program for sports coaching students looking to leave their mark on the lives of athletes at every level. The sports coaching Fast Track master’s degree program – prepared and delivered by sports industry experts – can be completed as quickly as 15 months.

Want to learn more about this FastTrack Option, get more detail on our FastTrack page.

Admission Requirements

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.