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Coaching and Sport Education

Using the long-term athlete development model as a framework, this master's degree provides a strong foundation of the science of coaching with multiple and varied practical experiences, through the lab, volunteering or formal internships. This degree is for those who want to coach athletes at highly competitive levels and/or who are interested in coaching education and the preparation of coaches.

Students complete 39 credit hours over five semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, and spring) with 24 hours of core classes and then students select one of two tracks for the remainder of the courses (15 hours) depending on their career goals.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Personal Statement, 2 Letters of recommendation

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Please include a personal statement discussing professional career goals and why the applicant feels this program is a good fit.

Include a resume outlining work experience, coaching experience, sport participation, sport-related awards, sport administration, sport officiating and other sport-related employment and relevant experiences.

Provide two letters of reference. These letters should speak to the applicant's academic potential at the graduate level of study.

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​​February 1

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, Personal Statement, 2 Letters of recommendation

Admissions Requirements

Please include a personal statement discussing professional career goals and why the applicant feels this program is a good fit.

Include a resume outlining work experience, coaching experience, sport participation, sport-related awards, sport administration, sport officiating and other sport-related employment and relevant experiences.

Provide two letters of reference. These letters should speak to the applicant's academic potential at the graduate level of study.

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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