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Sport Coaching

This degree is designed for individuals who have a coaching placement, such as teachers who coach at the scholastic level or at the community/club levels.

The curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective coach with youth and adolescent athletes. The online ACE master’s program is a 39 credit-hour that can be completed in two and-a-half years. During year one and-a-half, students complete 6 hours each term (summer, fall, spring, summer). Across the next three terms (fall, spring, summer) students complete 4 credit hours and then complete the coaching internship during the term which the sport they coach is in session (e.g., fall sport then the student takes 7 credits and only 4 credits in the spring and summer). Summer classes consist of online work with students coming to Morgantown for a 2-week period for face-to-face meetings. Fall and spring courses are completed in an online format. All courses align with the National Standards for Sport Coaches.

The program has been approved as a part of Southern Regional Electronic College and therefore will be offered at in-state tuition.

This program is NOT a teaching licensure program. The degree’s hybrid format allows working professionals to complete online courses during fall and spring semesters and blended courses during the summers (online and two weeks on campus). A strong peer network is created.

Career Profile

The Sport Coaching online master’s degree prepares students to work in the coaching profession. This degree is designed for teachers who coach at the scholastic level or at the community and club levels. Curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective coach with youth and adolescent athletes.

Course Delivery Options

Online

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Personal Statement, 2 Letters of recommendation

Graduate Program Application Requirements

NOTE: Sport resume. Please be sure to include coaching experience, sport participation, sport-related awards, sport administration, sport officiating and other sport-related employment and relevant experiences.

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​January 15

Spring Deadline

​Does not admit

Summer Deadline

Does not admit

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, Personal Statement, 2 Letters of recommendation

Admissions Requirements

NOTE: Sport resume. Please be sure to include coaching experience, sport participation, sport-related awards, sport administration, sport officiating and other sport-related employment and relevant experiences.

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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