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
- recruiting, budgeting
- NCAA compliance
Pursuing a Master’s in Sport Coaching Leadership 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 sport coaching leadership is ideal for coaches with a busy schedule.
With a master’s degree (MS) in Sport Coaching Leadership, 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 sport coaching leadership. 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 or our Drexel in Italy flyer.
Graduate Sport Coaching Leadership Program Eligibility
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
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 Sport Coaching Leadership 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.
Student may select 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. To view course descriptions, please visit the Drexel Course Catalog.
Hear From Students
When choosing a graduate program, there was so much out there that making a decision on where to go was difficult; however, I am extremely happy with my choice of the Sport Coaching Leadership program at Drexel. I can honestly attest that my hiring as the head coach for the Billerica Memorial High School Lacrosse program, which is one of the most sought after high school coaching jobs in Massachusetts, would never have happened without this program. It gave me the tools and knowledge I needed to take that next step as a coach and I am extremely grateful for this experience!
-Ryan Nickerson '20
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.