Master of Sports Science in Sports Coaching

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Online Masters Best Coaching Degree

Are you already working in the exciting field of sports but want to work more directly with athletes? A sports coaching master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy will give you the knowledge you need to help athletes achieve better performance.

The Academy’s Master of Sports Science (M.S.S.) Sports Coaching degree was specifically created to meet the needs of talented sports professionals in one of the fastest growing industries.

Our online sports coaching degree prepares you to take on coaching jobs assisting athletes in developing their full potential. Sports coaches train athletes by analyzing their performance and providing instruction to improve skill. They also support athletes’ psychological needs.

With a sports coaching master’s degree from the Academy, you’ll be ready to help athletes in a variety of coaching jobs in sports organizations at all levels.


of Academy graduates report sports coaching promotions after earning a sports coaching master’s degree.

Alumni Successes

High growth rate for sports coaching


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of coaches and scouts to grow 26% through 2030

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Receive your master of sports coaching from the sports education leader.

Intelligent Best Masters in Coaching Degree

The Academy offers a sports coaching master’s degree that affords you the opportunity to learn the latest techniques in the sports industry. Our master of sports coaching programs — created and taught by sports industry experts — can be completed in just 15 months. The Academy’s sports coaching degree program’s quality features include:

  1. 100% online. Earn your sports coaching master’s degree from any place — and at any time — that is convenient.
  2. Accredited. 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 comprehensive standards.
  3. Experienced faculty. In addition to possessing decades of industry experience, the majority of the Academy’s professors hold doctorate degrees.
  4. Fast-track option. Earn your sports coaching master’s degree in just 15 months. You can also choose from three degree paths: internship, non-thesis, and traditional thesis.
  5. Reputation for excellence. The Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Elevate your career with the Academy’s sports coaching degree.

Sports coaching jobs vary but, as a sports coach, you function in many ways: instructor, assessor, friend, mentor, facilitator, adviser, supporter, and motivator.

Your M.S.S. Sports Coaching degree from the Academy makes it possible for you to take on coaching roles at professional, collegiate, private, and community programs, as well as in the U.S. military. Industry roles include:

  • Armed forces training and education officer
  • Facilities director
  • Life coach
  • Primary and secondary school coach
  • Sports administrator
  • Athletic scout
  • Sports development officer
  • Sports therapist

The Academy’s sports coaching master’s degree provides up-to-the-minute industry knowledge.

Our sports coaching master’s degree courses touch upon every aspect of coaching. The wide range of coursework covers everything from ethics and diversity to coaching jobs methodology and sports psychology.

Course Curriculum

Core Courses – 6 semester hours

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports
  • Quantitative Analysis in Sports

Major Courses – 18 semester hours

  • Sports Coaching Methodology
  • Sports Administration for Coaches
  • Sports Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Psychology
  • Seminar in Sports Medicine
  • SCS Coaching Elective
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Track Options – 9 semester hours

  • Internship
  • Thesis
  • Non-thesis (3 advisor approved electives)

Emphasis Options

(Emphasis must be different from major)

  • Sports Management
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Exercise Science
  • Sports Studies
  • Sports Psychology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Esports Management

Your master of sports coaching degree is affordable!

Whether you earn your master of sports coaching degree on the fast track or take a bit longer, the Academy doesn’t require residencies.

We are student-centric and financial aid is available to those that qualify.  If you are a veteran or active military member, we proudly extend special rates.  In addition, a list of potential scholarships may be viewed on the Scholarships page.

Sports coaching is top on your list, but curious about the Academy’s other sports degrees?

Your focus has been on expanding opportunities for sports coaching jobs, but the Academy’s other sports master’s degrees are equally as impressive:

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