Graduate education can greatly enhance your professional experience as a sport coach, athletic director, recreational sport director, or leader in a sport-related field. At Michigan State, we offer two graduate programs for sport coaches and leaders: a 30-credit hybrid Master of Science in Sport Coaching & Leadership, and a 9-credit online Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching & Leadership. These courses are taught by experts in their fields, and designed with the flexibility required by working professionals. Our instructors take special care to design learning activities that will help you to apply the science of coaching and leadership to your every-day work as the leader of a sport program.
PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT ——— A master's degree in sport coaching and leadership sets you apart from your peers. It shows employers that you have attained the most current knowledge and skills in the field of coaching science, and it demonstrates your commitment to continual professional development and improvement.
BIG TEN QUALITY ——— Graduates of our program will receive a master's degree in sport coaching and leadership from a world-class Big Ten university. Students are taught by expert instructors, including faculty members in the renowned Institute for the Study of Youth Sports in the MSU Department of Kinesiology, as well as instructors that work with the United States Olympic Committee and the MSU Department of Athletics.
A STRONG NETWORK ——— A network of like-minded colleagues is critical for advancing in the coaching profession. Our program provides ample opportunities to build your coaching network, with participation in our on-campus Summer Coaches’ School.