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Physical Education, MS - Coaching Option

Degree in Physical Education, MS [Coaching]

The University of Central Missouri’s Physical Education master’s degree, with a concentration in Coaching, will give you the leadership, training and management skills you need to bring out the best in your teams and build a rewarding career. 

UCM’s accredited Physical Education graduate programs provide comprehensive training in how to support the well-being of athletes on and off the field. By studying evidence-based best practices and current research in coaching education, you’ll be able to make a greater impact on your athletes’ performance while gaining valuable professional development.

Benefits of an online master’s degree in Physical Education

UCM’s online master’s degree in Physical Education - Coaching option can be tailored to suit your goals. For working professionals, our accredited online Physical Education and Coaching degree offers the dual benefits of flexibility and customization. Learn at your own pace — from anywhere — and work with our professionally experienced faculty to adapt courses and practicums to your needs, goals and educational environment.

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Affordable online sports Coaching degree

What you will study

Athletes and teams perform better when supported by holistic coaching practices that take their physical, psychological and emotional well-being into consideration. UCM’s master’s degree in Physical Education - Coaching option includes education on growth and development, the psychology of motivation and ethical coaching practices. 

In addition to the core classes of UCM’s Physical Education master’s degree program, the Physical Education and Coaching degree also includes:

  • Introduction to Standards-Based Coaching: Investigate how and why current coaching standards have come to be. With expert UCM faculty guidance, apply these standards to your own coaching practice.
  • Philosophy and Ethics in Coaching: UCM’s sports Coaching degree explores the field’s moral questions and dilemmas. Discover how to approach these issues and the impact they can have on coaching philosophy.
  • Organization and Administration in Coaching: Analyze the general principles of administration in sport coaching. Examine common practices and knowledge related to sports administration, such as legal liability, planning, scheduling and eligibility.
  • Motivational Aspects of Coaching: Learn the most effective sport coaching strategies to impact motivation and goal-setting, and how to apply them in different scenarios. Explore how supporting team members through personal challenges, including anxiety and developmental changes, can improve outcomes for the athletes as well as their performance.

 

Excellence in Physical Education and Coaching

  • #4: Best Online Master’s in Physical Education with the Highest Return on Investment (OnlineU, 2021)
  • Top 15%: Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education (College Factual, 2022)
  • A Best Online Master’s in Coaching Degree Programs by (Intelligent, 2022)
  • A Best Online Master’s in Coaching Degree Programs by (Intelligent, 2021)
  • Fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

 

Unique learning opportunities in coaching

Each course of the 100% online Physical Education and Coaching degree program has been designed using leading-edge research and contemporary best practices in the field. Our expert, professionally experienced faculty will help you tailor the graduate program to your needs.

The Coaching concentration of UCM’s Physical Education master’s degree program has broad application potential for any sport or athletic setting. Small class sizes and attentive faculty ensure you get the most out of every class and that you’re learning the skills most in demand for your career track.

  • Apply your knowledge: Coursework for your Sports Coaching degree will be customized to your interests and current professional context. You can immediately implement the concepts and methods you learn at the University of Central Missouri to create maximum impact on athletes, teams and organizations. 
  • Capstone course: The program for your master’s degree in Physical Education - Coaching culminates with a Professional Seminar in Physical Education. You’ll be able to demonstrate your deeper understanding of the content area and pedagogy. In keeping with the University of Central Missouri’s commitment to training lifelong learners, you’ll also work on plans for continuing your professional development.

 

What can you do with a Physical Education and Coaching degree from UCM?

The University of Central Missouri’s Physical Education master’s degree program has been ranked fourth in the nation by OnlineU for student return on investment (ROI). The skills and knowledge you bring back to your athletes, students and workplace enhance your efficacy — and your earning potential.

Alumni of the Coaching concentration of UCM’s Physical Education graduate programs are qualified for roles coaching athletic, performance and sports and recreation leagues, coordinating sport clubs, leading coach development programs and more.

Learn more about jobs with a sports coaching degree

Use our interactive tool below to discover what salaries, typical jobs and career growth you can expect with a master’s degree in Physical Education - Coaching.

 

 
 


 

Financial assistance options for your online master’s degree in Physical Education, Coaching option

The University of Central Missouri’s low tuition rates and respected, standards-led Physical Education master’s degree program have earned us a #4 ranking in the country for student ROI from OnlineU. 

University-wide loans, grants, assistantships and more are available to help finance your Sports Coaching degree. Additionally, you may qualify for scholarships reserved for College of Education students. Learn more with the UCM Scholarship Finder.

 

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Explore programs related to sports coaching.
 

In addition to our second track in the Physical Education master’s degree program, we offer related graduate-level programs that may interest you: 

 

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