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Sport Coaching M.S.

Aug. 17, 2022

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Be a Game Changer

The Master of Science in Sport Coaching offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will prepare you to be a lifelong learner who can adapt to contemporary demands in the coaching profession. You will learn by applying the latest recommendations for best practice to your own coaching, and this program is perfect for individuals who have a coaching placement at the collegiate, scholastic, club or community level. The program is designed for success-oriented individuals who are motivated by career advancement, and graduates work as athletic trainers, in professional sport associations and organizations, and coaching athletes for improved sport performance.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous

Start Date

August 17, 2022
January 9, 2023
May 15, 2023
August 16, 2023

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July 12, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. ET

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July 12, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. ET

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Sport Coaching

Program Details

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The MS in Sport Coaching program at WVU has been ranked #9 Best Online Master’s in Coaching Degrees and #3 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Coaching Degrees according to College Choice.

The Sport Coaching degree, from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, is offered fully online and prepares students to work in the coaching profession at the scholastic, community, and club levels. The curriculum is aligned with the International Sport Coaching Framework established by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). In addition to obtaining the foundational knowledge and skills to work with young athletes in a variety of sport contexts, the curriculum focuses on whole athlete development: sport talent, life skills, and personal character. Students also work closely with faculty across their plan of study to apply what they are learning with the goal of transforming their own coaching practices.

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Admission Requirements

A baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students may be admitted provisionally with a GPA of 2.75 or lower; however, provisional students must earn a 3.0 in the first 9 hours of coursework to continue in the program. Admission preference is given to individuals with coaching experience. All students need access to sport teams and athletes on a regular basis, given the applied nature of many course assignments.


  • Apply with the online Graduate Application
  • Pay graduate application fee
  • Resume highlighting professional background, experience and qualifications
  • Personal statement: 1-2 written pages on professional goals and reasons for seeking admission
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and
    1. Mail to:
      WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
      One Waterfront Place
      PO Box 6510
      Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    2. or Email to:

*Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 may be admitted provisionally. Provisional admits must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their first 9 credit hours in order to remain in the program. Admission to the program is highly competitive.

No GRE is required. TOFEL scores are required for international students.

Application Deadlines:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until August 1 for a fall term start, December 15 for a spring term start, and May 1 for a summer term start.

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Sport Coaching M.S. requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $655.

Total Degree Cost

$19,650 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $655
3 $1,965
6 $3,930
9 $5,895

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Sport Coaching M.S. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Sports Coach or Scout
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teacher
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Athlete and Sports Competitor
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Umpire, Referee and Other Sports Offical
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Athletic Trainer

Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Secondary School Teacher
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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