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Master of Science (MS) Degree in Sport Coaching Leadership

Drexel University School of Education

Whether​ ​you’re​ ​a​ ​professional​ ​athlete​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​your​ ​next​ ​career​ ​move​ ​in​ ​sports,​ ​or a​ ​educator​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​athletics​ ​training,​ ​Drexel​ ​University​ ​takes​ ​graduate​ ​students off​ ​the​ ​bench​ ​and​ ​into​ ​the​ ​game​ ​with​ ​unique​ ​graduate​ ​program​ ​offerings.​ ​Students interested​ ​in​ ​earning​ ​a​ ​Master​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​degree​ ​(MS)​ ​in​ ​Sport​ ​Coaching​ ​Leadership can​ ​specialize​ ​in​ ​the​ ​following​ ​areas:

  • coaching​ ​theory
  • developing​ ​a​ ​sports​ ​program
  • goal–setting
  • recruiting,​ ​budgeting
  • forecasting
  • NCAA​ ​compliance

Pursuing​ ​a​ ​Master’s​ ​in​ ​Sports​ ​Administration​ ​will​ ​not​ ​only​ ​grow​ ​your​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a leader​ ​and​ ​communicate​ ​effectively​ ​with​ ​parents​ ​and​ ​athletes​ ​alike,​ ​but​ ​also​ ​make you​ ​an​ ​asset​ ​to​ ​the​ ​athletic​ ​community.​ ​Enhance​ ​your​ ​skills​ ​today​ ​by​ ​applying​ ​to receive​ ​your​ ​sports​ ​coaching​ ​degree​ ​from​ ​Drexel.

What​ ​Can​ ​You​ ​Do​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Degree​ ​in​ ​Sport​ ​Coaching Leadership?

Trainers​ ​at​ ​any​ ​level​ ​of​ ​their​ ​career​ ​will​ ​benefit​ ​from​ obtaining​ ​their​ ​masters​ ​in coaching.​ ​Coaches​ ​at​ ​the​ ​youth,​ ​scholastic,​ ​club,​ ​collegiate,​ ​Olympic,​ ​and professional​ ​levels​ ​can​ ​customize​ ​their​ ​course​ ​deliverables​ ​to​ ​their​ ​level​ ​and​ ​sport(s) of​ ​interest.​ ​Offered​ ​fully​ ​online,​ ​the​ master’s​ ​in​ ​sports​ ​administration​ ​is​ ​ideal​ ​for coaches​ ​with​ ​a​ ​busy​ ​schedule.

With​ ​a​ ​master’s​ ​degree​ ​(MS)​ ​in​ ​Sports​ ​Administration,​ ​graduates​ ​will​ ​be​ ​prepared​ ​for a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​job​ ​opportunities​ ​at​ ​any​ ​level​ ​of​ ​coaching.​ ​Upon​ ​graduating,​ ​graduate students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​uniquely​ ​qualified​ ​for​ ​leadership​ ​positions​ ​such​ ​as:

  • Assistant​ ​Coach
  • Head​ ​Coach
  • Director​ ​of​ ​Operations
  • Director​ ​of​ ​Recruiting
  • Recruiting​ ​Coordinator
  • Coaching​ ​Manager

Do​ ​not​ ​spend​ ​another​ ​day​ ​waiting​ ​on​ ​the​ ​sidelines​ ​for​ ​the​ ​leadership​ ​position​ ​you desire.​ ​Make​ ​it​ ​a​ ​reality​ ​by​ ​applying​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Master’s​ ​in​ ​Coaching​ ​and​ ​Athletic Administration​ ​program​ ​today!

Sport​ ​Coaching​ ​Leadership​ ​Master’s ​Program Options

Coaches​ ​frequently​ ​cite​ ​hectic,​ ​constantly​ ​changing​ ​schedules​ ​as​ ​a​ ​barrier​ ​to​ getting a​ ​master’s​ ​in​ ​sports​ ​administration​.​ ​Students​ ​at​ ​Drexel​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Education​ ​benefit from​ ​expert​ ​instruction​ ​in​ ​an​ ​online​ ​environment,​ with​ ​only​ ​one​ ​residency​ ​week​ ​of synchronous​ ​meeting​ ​time​ ​during​ ​the​ ​program,​ ​an​ ​experience​ ​of​ ​a​ ​lifetime​ ​visiting​ ​an international​ ​school​.​ ​Students​ ​will​ be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​engage​ ​in​ ​sport​ ​coaching​ ​courses​ ​with leading​ experts​ ​in​ ​their​ ​field​ ​without​ ​having​ ​to​ ​modify​ ​work​ ​schedules.

Currently​ ​this​ ​program​ ​is​ ​offered​ ​in​ ​June​ ​of​ ​each​ ​year​,​ ​with​ ​students​ ​participating during​ ​the​ first​ ​year​ ​of​ ​their​ ​plan​ ​of​ ​study.​ ​The​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​this​ ​residency​ ​program​ ​is​ ​to bring​ ​students​ ​together​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​in​ ​an​ ​intensive​ ​format.​ ​For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​on​ ​our international​ ​residency​ ​program,​ ​please​ ​view​ ​the​ program​ ​information.

Graduate Sport​ ​Coaching​ ​Leadership​ ​Program Eligibility

Admissions Criteria

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

Required Documents

With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting Drexel Online's Completing Your Application Guide.

A telephone interview is required as part of the admissions process.

Sport​ ​Coaching​ ​Leadership​ ​Courses ​& ​Curriculum

The​ Master’s​ ​in​ ​Sports​ ​Administration​ ​program​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​45​ ​graduate​ ​credits​ ​and​ ​is available​ ​as​ ​a​ ​part-time,​ ​two-year​ ​program​ ​offered​ ​fully​ ​online.

The​ ​curriculum​ ​includes​ ​courses​ ​in​ ​Coaching​ ​Theory,​ ​Ethics​ ​in​ ​Coaching,​ ​Athletic Recruiting,​ ​Sport​ ​Performance​ ​and​ ​Energy​ ​Systems,​ ​Athletic​ ​Conditioning​ ​and NCAA​ ​Compliance.

Beginning​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Fall​ ​2017​ ​quarter,​ ​students​ ​may​ ​elect​ ​a​ ​sport-specific​ ​concentration. Concentrations​ ​are​ ​available​ ​in​ ​lacrosse​ ​and​ rowing;​ ​however,​ ​for​ ​those​ ​without​ ​an interest​ ​in​ ​those​ ​sports,​ ​a​ ​custom-designed​ ​concentration​ ​is​ ​available.​ ​Additional concentrations​ ​in​ ​basketball,​ ​volleyball,​ ​football,​ ​and​ ​sport-based​ ​youth​ ​development are​ ​planned​ ​for​ ​Fall​ ​2018.​ ​Students​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​those​ ​concentrations​ ​may​ ​begin taking​ the​ ​core​ ​sport​ ​coaching​ ​courses​ ​under​ ​the​ ​guidance​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Program​ ​Manager and​ ​Director. To view course descriptions, please visit the Drexel Course Catalog.

How ​to ​Apply ​to ​the ​Master ​of ​Science ​in Sport Coaching​ ​Leadership

The Master's of Science in Sport Coaching Leadership is offered 100% online. You can get started by filling out the Drexel Online application.

The SLA is committed to developing and delivering sports-related research and programs built around the concepts of character development, classroom success and competitive excellence.

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