Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Sport Coaching M.A.


Program Overview

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Site: Extended Campus/Distance
Mode: In-person
Start term: Fall

Location: Gunter 2590

Telephone: 970.351.2755

Fax: 970.351.1489

Website: www.unco.edu/nhs/sport-exercise-science/

This online Sport Coaching Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is designed to enhance coaching knowledge and expertise, and to advance existing coaching practices through evaluation and application of current research. One of very few online graduate coaching degrees in the country, this innovative program combines academic knowledge with applied practice and the latest technology. The online sport coaching master’s degree starts each Fall term.

Degree Requirements — 31 Credits

Required Courses

SES 581Developmental Perspectives for Sport Coaching


SES 582Psychology for Sport Coaches


SES 583International Perspectives of Sport Coaching


SES 584Sport Administration for Sport Coaches


SES 586Injury Prevention, Training and Conditioning Principles for Sport Coaches


SES 587Sport Coaching Principles and Perspectives


SES 588Evaluation of Coaching using Technology


SES 589Bridging Theory and Practice in Sport Coaching


SES 604Teacher and Coach Action Research


SES 692Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

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Comprehensive Examination

All students must pass the Comprehensive Examination with a score of 80% or higher. This examination consists of a non-sequestered written review and analysis paper of the national coaching standards (SHAPE America, 2019) and focuses on content addressed throughout the Sport Coaching curriculum.

NOTE: There are no endorsements or licenses associated with this degree.

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