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Coaching Education (on-campus) (M.S.R.S.)

The coaching education program provides students with cutting-edge information and practical experience to pursue a coaching career in youth sports, interscholastic or intercollegiate athletics, and Olympic or professional sports. There are a small number of graduate coaching education programs in the country. Students in the program will learn current practices in coaching methodology, sport psychology, administration of sport programs, care and prevention, physiology of exercise, including strength and conditioning and application of research. While in the program, many students are hired as graduate assistants in a variety of intercollegiate athletic teams at Ohio University.



Program Requirements

The campus-based program requires successful completion of 36 semesters hours of course work (required courses and electives) and can be completed in three consecutive academic periods (fall and spring semesters and one summer term).

To view the full list of required and recommended courses, click HERE.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantships in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy (RSP) are based on the student's ability to best assist the department in accomplishing its academic mission. The graduate assistant (GA) student positions in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy (RSP) are graduate assistants. In return for a stipend and a full tuition wavier for the academic year, 15-20 hours per week is required, including office hours. Term of appointment is September through June. 

For more information, please contact:

Dave Carr
Program Coordinator, Coaching Education
Patton College of Education 
McCracken Hall 202P
Athens, OH 45701