Master - Education: Atheletic Coaching

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

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.

What Are the Prerequisites?

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.

What Are the Course Requirements?

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 NumberCourse Title
General Master of Education Courses
EDU 5000/EDU 5000-8Foundations for Graduate Study
ED 5022/ED 5022-8Educational Policy and Practice
Specialization Course 1
ED 5001/ED 5001-8Contemporary Issues in Education
ED 5034/ED 5034-8School and Community Relations
Specialization Course 2
ED 5023/ED 5023-8Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
Specialization Course 3
Specialization Course 4
ED 6002/ED 6002-8Educational Research Capstone
Specialization Courses (Select four of the following courses)
AC 5000/AC 5000-8Leadership in Coaching Today's Athlete
AC 5002/AC 5002-8Legal Aspects in Coaching
AC 5004/AC 5004-8Ethics in Sports
AC 5006/AC 5006-8Sport Nutrition
AC 5008/AC 5008-8Coaching Psychology
AC 5010/AC 5010-8Performance Enhancement in Sport
AC 5012/AC 5012-8Coaching Fundamentals of Speed Development
AC 5014/AC 5014-8Coaching Theory, Methods, and Issues

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

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:

  • Head Coach
  • Academic Sports Director
  • Recreational Sports Manager