Sport Coaching Education MS
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Total Hours: 36
Cost per Credit Hour:
1-2 years *pending hours enrolled.
1-2 years *pending hours enrolled.
1. Statement of Purpose 2. CV/Resume
You love sports, but you also see yourself as an educator and a leader. You have a lot to share and you want to help people grow. You already have the characteristics of a great coach; The University of Southern Mississippi’s Sport Coaching Education Master’s online degree will help you take your coaching skills to the next level. A fully online Sport Coaching Education degree from Southern Miss will give you an advanced understanding of training and leadership techniques, human mental and physical development, sports skills, and the latest technological advancements in athletic evaluation.
It goes beyond rallying the team—to coach is to motivate individuals toward self-improvement. And the more you know, the better coach you will be. No matter where you live, get a degree from one of the top coaching education programs in the country.
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Your future starts at Southern Miss!
The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). That means you can expect a program with the highest standards and quality.
The Graduate School will be authorizing standardized test waivers to applicants to the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 terms.
Check out some of the jobs our graduates landed after earning this degree:
- Sports and fitness coach for kids
- Sports Coach (youth, high school, club, collegiate, or high performance)
- Youth Sports Instructor
- Athletic Performance Coach
- College Scout
- Assistant Coach
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
Course Requirements (36-39 hours)
Advanced Motor Development
Foundations and Trends in Kinesiology
Organizational Leadership and Management in Sport
Advanced Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs
Advanced Sport Coaching Methodology
Legal Aspects of Sport
Research Techniques I
Research Techniques II
Sport Skill Analysis
Students must select either thesis or nonthesis option.
Thesis (1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.) or
Practicum (1-6 hrs.)
Please note that the above information is meant to be a guide and is not official. For further information regarding courses for this degree, see the University Bulletin. Please be aware that not all course choices listed in the University Bulletin are available online. However, sufficient online options are available to complete this degree.
Frequently Asked Questions
Additional course fees may apply to the online Sport Coaching Education degree. Fees range between $20 – $60.
Visit our grad school application page to find the steps you’ll need to complete in order to be admitted to Southern Miss.
The online Sport Coaching Education degree program is designed for students who work and want to go to school part-time. We offer two courses a semester (fall, spring, summer), with the goal of each student graduating in two years.
We offer Fall start admission dates.
Visit our calendar page and choose the term that applies.
You must enroll in at least 12 credit hours in order to have full-time status in the spring and fall semesters and at least 9 credit hours in order to have full-time status in the summer semester for the online Sport Coaching Education degree.
Yes, you’ll start and end classes on the same date as the in-person students do.
No, none of the classes in the online Sport Coaching Education degree program have face-to-face requirements.
It is up to the instructor of a course if exams require a proctor. You should always read the content in the syllabus and on-line course site to determine if a proctor is needed. There is an application that must be completed at least 15 days prior to taking an exam.
Please visit our programs page here: https://online.usm.edu/programs/
Other classes that aren’t listed may count towards your online Sport Coaching Education degree once your transcript has been evaluated and posted.
No, online students pay resident tuition.
If yes, visit online.usm.edu/military for more information on how Southern Miss can serve you and your needs. We will help you with funding and scholarship information, admissions, and course enrollment.
In addition to the requirements detailed in Admissions Requirements and Procedures, applicants must submit the following documents:
- Official scores from one of the following standardized exams – Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Praxis II: Physical Education Content Knowledge (5091), Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT), ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (scores and proof of certification), or ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (scores and proof of certification).
- Statement of purpose
- Three Letters of Recommendation
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