Where Motivation and Passion Meet
Students in our Sport Coaching program learn by applying the latest recommendations for best practice to their own coaching. This program is perfect for success-oriented individuals who have a coaching placement at the collegiate, scholastic, club or community level.
Whether you are motivated by career advancement in coaching or improving the sport performance of your current teams and athletes, our degree prepares you to be a lifelong learner who can adapt professional practices to meet the changing needs of the dynamic sport industry. Our issues-based approach emphasizes the real-world challenges and opportunities confronting coaches at all levels. This unique approach is reflected in our course content which includes coaching techniques, training theory, positive youth development, strength and conditioning methods, movement analysis, motor behavior, psychology of coaching, and interscholastic sport administration and leadership.
This program can be started in any term and all online students will pay the equivalent of in-state tuition. The fully online format is ideal for busy coaches who need to balance demanding schedules with other priorities including family, work, and continuing education.
The MS in Sport Coaching program at WVU has recently rated as #1 in the Best Online Master’s in Coaching Degree Programs of 2022, #6 in 30 Best Online Master’s in Coaching, and #6 in Best Online Masters in Coaching. West Virginia University School of Sport Sciences recognized by Newsweek magazine.
The courses in our nationally recognized online program are developed in collaboration with industry leaders from organizations like the Kansas City Royals, University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, West Virginia University Athletics, USA Hockey, and USA Ultimate to ensure that the learning experiences are readily applied to coaching practice. Our university faculty are all also actively engaged in coaching and coach development working with athletes from local youth sport all the way through the national and international levels of sport.
Attend a Virtual Information Session
Thank you for your interest in the Sport Coaching M.S. program at West Virginia University! Attend a Virtual Information Session and learn more about the Sport Coaching M.S. program on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.