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Are you seeking a career that allows you to combine your love of sports and desire to work with children? If you are interested in becoming a leader in the area of school athletics, then you might develop the skills needed to succeed in this field when you pursue Northcentral University's Master of Education in Athletic Coaching. Continue reading for more information about this online master's degree program.
As a student of Northcentral University's Master of Education in Athletic Coaching program, you will have the opportunity to study various educational theories and practices while developing a deeper understanding of coaching strategies and issues. In area of specialization courses, you can choose from courses that address leadership methods, sports ethics, nutrition for performance and training, motivation techniques, exercise program design, speed training, and coaching philosophies. General coursework addresses teaching and learning theories, current issues in education, cultural diversity in educational settings, communication practices, and methods for building relationships between schools and communities. All students must complete an extensive research project in education in the program's final course.
Before enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Education in Athletic Coaching program, you must have already earned a bachelor's degree and possibly have taken prior courses in education, sports management, or exercise science. Strong communication and organizational skills are important.
You will be required to complete 30 credits to earn Northcentral University's Master of Education in Athletic Coaching. Coursework is taken in a specific sequence as shown below.
Courses for a Master of Education in Athletic Coaching
|Course Number||Course Title|
|General Master of Education Courses|
|EDU 5000/EDU 5000-8||Foundations for Graduate Study|
|ED 5022/ED 5022-8||Educational Policy and Practice|
|Specialization Course 1|
|ED 5001/ED 5001-8||Contemporary Issues in Education|
|ED 5034/ED 5034-8||School and Community Relations|
|Specialization Course 2|
|ED 5023/ED 5023-8||Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations|
|Specialization Course 3|
|Specialization Course 4|
|ED 6002/ED 6002-8||Educational Research Capstone|
|Specialization Courses (Select four of the following courses)|
|AC 5000/AC 5000-8||Leadership in Coaching Today's Athlete|
|AC 5002/AC 5002-8||Legal Aspects in Coaching|
|AC 5004/AC 5004-8||Ethics in Sports|
|AC 5006/AC 5006-8||Sport Nutrition|
|AC 5008/AC 5008-8||Coaching Psychology|
|AC 5010/AC 5010-8||Performance Enhancement in Sport|
|AC 5012/AC 5012-8||Coaching Fundamentals of Speed Development|
|AC 5014/AC 5014-8||Coaching Theory, Methods, and Issues|
As a graduate of Northcentral University's Master of Education in Athletic Coaching program, you could seek employment in the athletic departments of elementary, middle, or high schools or at the collegiate level. Your responsibilities might include coaching players, managing department staff, or overseeing the design and implementation of sports programs. Positions you could pursue include: