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Soccer Admission Requirements


A prospective student must meet the following requirements to be considered for unconditional admission to the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy Graduate Program in Soccer Coaching:

  • A bachelor's degree in exercise physiology, physical education, sport sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.  If your bachelor's degree is in an unrelated field, you may still be admitted.
  • A minimum of three years of soccer coaching experience.               
  • A minimum of a NSCAA Level 6 Coaching Diploma, USSF “D” license, USYSA National Youth License or equivalent.
  • Minimum overall undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale on the last 90 quarter hours or the last 60 semester hours.
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee applies.

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  • The program code needed to apply for the Soccer Coaching Education program is "MS8163".
  • When applying, please specify when you are planning on starting the program - January 2015 (Cohort 4), June 2015 (Cohort 5) or January 2016 (Cohort 6).
  • To speed up the application process, please email a copy of all required documents to Courtney Werner.

For more information, contact:

Dr. David Carr at
Associate Professor & Soccer Program Coordinator
Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
The Patton College of Education
Grover Center E189
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-4651

Courtney K. Werner at
Administrative Assistant - Soccer Coaching Program
Program Admission & Technology Support
Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
The Patton College of Education
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 707-0612