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Master of Education with a specialization in Athletic Coaching

Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in Athletic Coaching provides educators who would like to pursue careers in coaching a degree program relevant to their career of choice. Read on for further information about this Master of Education degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education with a specialization in Athletic Coaching

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

If you're considering the Master of Education program with a specialization in Athletic Coaching, you should have an interest in sports, fitness, and nutrition, excellent leadership skills and a professional background in education. Before applying to the MEd with a specialization in Athletic Coaching or any of Northcentral University's online graduate programs, you must already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Education with a specialization in Athletic Coaching program at Northcentral University is designed for K-12 and higher education professionals. You will develop knowledge of advanced leadership principles and educational theories and practices. You will also be studying content with an emphasis on sports ethics and performance enhancement techniques as well as coaching strategies and exercise training.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Master of Education Foundation Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 5000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • ED 5040: Leadership for Learning Communities
  • ED 5041: Adult Learning Strategies to Improve Organizational Efficacy
  • ED 5042: Intercultural Communication
  • ED 5044: Technology and a Vision for the Future

Specialization Courses (12 credits)

Select 4 of the following courses:

  • AC 5000: Leadership in Coaching Today's Athlete
  • AC 5002: Legal Aspects in Coaching
  • AC 5004: Ethics in Sports
  • AC 5006: Sport Nutrition
  • AC 5008: Coaching Psychology
  • AC 5010: Performance Enhancement in Sport
  • AC 5012: Coaching Fundamentals of Speed Development
  • AC 5014: Coaching Theory, Methods, and Issues

Master of Education Capstone (3 credits)

  • ED 6002: Action Research Project Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

If you would like to eventually go beyond coaching and someday work in academia or research, you might consider pursuing a doctorate degree. There are a number of universities that offer the Doctor of Education degree. Some of these programs have concentrations available in recreation and/or sports management.

Career Paths:

The skills you have the opportunity to acquire in the Master of Education with a specialization in Athletic Coaching program will equip you with the qualifications to pursue athletic coaching or related positions in educational arenas. More specifically, you may seek opportunities at the secondary school and collegiate levels. You might consider pursuing positions as:

  • High school or college sports coach
  • Educational sports consultant
  • Sports trainer