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Sport Coaching (M) - Online

This 31 credit hour master’s program is designed for individuals who have a current coaching placement, such as teachers who coach at the scholastic level or at the community/club levels. The format allows for the completion of online courses during fall, spring and summer, without having to be on-campus. The course load is reduced (5-7 credits per semester) to allow students to balance their courses with family, work, and coaching responsibilities. Courses promote online interaction and peer support within and between cohorts. Tuition is offered at the in-state rate for all students with the goal of increased affordability and access.

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

Graduate Program Application Requirements

In addition to the WVU graduate admission criteria, the program specific materials and supplemental requirements are as follows:

1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4-point scale)

2. Sport resume including coaching background, sport participation, sport-related awards, and employment and/or experience (e.g., athletic administration, officiating, volunteering)

3. Professional goal statement: 1-2 written pages on professional goals and reasons for seeking admission

4. No GRE scores required

During the admission process, preference is given to individuals with coaching experience. All students need access to sport teams and athletes on a regular basis given the applied nature of many course assignments.

This program does not result in conferral of a coaching or teaching license of any type. If seeking continuing education units, please consult directly with the respective employer or credentialing agency prior to enrolling.

Applicants who do not meet the 2.75 GPA requirement may be admitted as a provisional graduate student if their GPA is between 2.50 and 2.74. Once admitted provisionally, students are required to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 9-hours of advisor approved course work to be reclassified as regular status and remain in the program.

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.

The previously listed materials are submitted online as part of the WVU Graduate Admission Application. Applicants must submit their official copies of transcripts and test scores directly to the WVU Office of Admissions, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506.

All graduate students must achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better (4-point scale) prior to graduation.


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

August 1 - Accepting admissions on a rolling basis until August 1 for a fall term start.

Summer Deadline

Does not admit

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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