Get Your Master's in Athletic Coaching

Broaden your training through successful leadership and communication practices. Reach your career goals whether they're at the international, national, collegiate, high school, or youth-based athletic levels. Learning how to become a more effective coach will give you the opportunity to make the difference and the career jump you've been striving for.

Athletic Coaching Program Highlights 

  • Learn from faculty with experience across collegiate levels—Divisions 1, 2, 3, and NAIA as well as high school and youth athletics.
  • Get every coaching tool in the box—from video analysis to sports psychology to nutrition and performance. 
  • Designed for working professionals, get the degree 100% online in one year. 

Modality & Benefits

Get your master's degree in less than 12 months with this 100% online M.Ed. degree. Advance your career and upgrade your pay grade with this degree designed for working professionals.

Start Dates: 

This program is not accepting applications at this time.

  • Finish in 1 Year
  • 100% Online
  • 7-Week Courses—Fall, Spring & Summer Sessions
  • 36-Hour Program, Transfer Up to 6
  • 20-Hour Weekly Commitment (varies)

Athletic Coaching Curriculum

Degree Requirements

Popular Athletic Coaching Classes

  • Sports Coaching Psychology
    Explore the psychosocial foundations and mental skills for athlete development and sport performance. 
  • Performance Enhancement 
    Study human movement in exercise training, training for sport performance, nutrition, and ergogenic aids.
  • Research Methods and Sports Analysis
    Discuss video analysis of skill, analysis of computer data printouts, and integration of technology with coaching and administration applications.

Lead with Confidence

There is a growing demand for athletic coaches, with available jobs growing 20% from 2021 to 2031 (BLS). A master's degree can qualify you for competitive roles and career advancement.

With an advanced degree in coaching, you'll be ready to take the next step in your coaching career. A master's degree in Athletic Coaching can open doors to a variety of careers, including:

  • Sports Organization and Administration
  • High School/Collegiate Coaching
  • Private Sports Instruction

Faculty Perspective

"At Columbia College, we focus on the whole coach. Our students are prepared to inspire others because of the strong foundation they've gained here."

Jason Gallaher

Program Director for the MA in Athletic Coaching Program

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