Master - Education: Atheletic Coaching

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 with a specialization 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 with a specialization 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, exercise program design, speed training, and coaching philosophies. General coursework addresses current issues in education, cultural relationships 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 capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization 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 with a specialization in Athletic Coaching. Coursework is taken in a specific sequence as shown below.

Courses for a Master of Education with a specialization in Athletic Coaching

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 5000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 5022 Educational Policies and Practices
ED 5001Contemporary Issues in Education
ED 5034School Community Relations
ED 5023Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
Specialization Courses
Select four courses from the following:
AC 5000Leadership in Coaching Today's Athlete
AC 5002Legal Aspects in Coaching
AC 5004Ethics in Sports
AC 5006Sport Nutrition
AC 5008Coaching Psychology
AC 5010Performance Enhancement in Sport
AC 5012Coaching Fundamentals of Speed Development
AC 5014 Coaching Theory, Methods, and Issues
Capstone Course
ED 6003 PK-12 Specialization Action Research Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization 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