Looking to earn your online Sport Coaching Education Degree?
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. This is your life, plus college.
Your future starts at Southern Miss!
Alternately, we also offer a fully online MS in Kinesiology: Physical Education Emphasis.
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 hrs minimum)
|Advanced Motor Development||3 hrs.|
|Motor Learning||3 hrs.|
|Sport Psychology||3 hrs.|
|Foundations and Trends in Kinesiology||3 hrs.|
|Organizational Leadership and Management in Sport||3 hrs.|
|Advanced Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs||3 hrs.|
|Advanced Sport Coaching Methodology||3 hrs.|
|Legal Aspects of Sport||3 hrs.|
|Research Techniques I||3 hrs.|
|Research Techniques II||3 hrs.|
|Sport Skill Analysis||3 hrs.|
Students must select either thesis or nonthesis option.
|Thesis (1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.) or||3 hrs.|
|Practicum (1-6 hrs.)||3 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.
Click here for information on 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.
Click here and choose the term that applies to view the costs associated with part-time enrollment.
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. For information about proctoring click here.
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. For information about pricing, click here.
There’s more to coaching than loving the sport. A great coach is a motivator. A communicator. A thinker.
- Exam scores required (choose one)
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Praxis II Subject Area Content Knowledge
- ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
- Bachelor’s degree GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 62 hours of coursework
- Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
- Cover letter, current resume and three letters of recommendation
- Complete admissions packet by July 1 to start fall semester
- Admissions application is completed through the Graduate School at: https://www.usm.edu/graduate-school/apply-graduate-school
- If space remains, applications will be reviewed after July 1