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A prospective student must meet the following requirements to be considered for unconditional admission to the School of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy graduate program in Coaching Education:

  1. Earned bachelor's degree in earned bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sport Management or other Sport Science related field from an accredited college or university. If your bachelor's degree is in an unrelated field, you may still be admitted.
  2. Minimum overall undergraduate grade-point average (g.p.a.) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale on the last 90 quarter hours or the last 60 semester hours.

The following materials (items #1-5 below) must be received electronically before an applicant is considered for admission. No hard copies of materials will be accepted by the department.

  1. To begin the application process, go to but be sure to include ALL materials below (in electronic formats) before submitting your application.
  2. Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
  3. A two-page typed biography that includes information about your background and experience and how they relate to your future personal and professional goals.
  4. A resume of your educational background and professional work experience.
  5. Three letters of recommendation using the form that can be found in the following link, recommendation form. At least one reference must be from someone who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and one must be from an academic faculty member who can support your ability to produce successful academic work at the graduate level. Please be certain to identify your intended concentration before giving the form to the person providing the reference.

    Applications are accepted year-round. Typically, applications for both admission and financial aid for the next academic year should be received by April 1. International students also must present TOEFL scores and apply by February 1.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact:

Dr. David Carr
Coordinator, Coaching Education