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Master's in Soccer Coaching Education Online

A soccer coaching session on Ohio University's campus

Program Code:  MS8163

What the program offers you

The only soccer-specific master’s degree in the United States, the program was developed in partnership with United Soccer Coaches. Our faculty work with our students to instill the coaching qualities needed for successful leadership.

A leading curriculum

  • Unique format
  • 30 hours of coursework
  • Nine 3-credit online classes and 3 credit hours of residency
  • Students take one class at a time - creating a manageable workload for busy coaches
  • Residency at the United Soccer Coaches Convention (January)
  • Finish your program of study in five semesters (18-20 months)
  • Affordably priced
  • For more information about the program, check out the brochure and watch a recording of a recent information session
Program of Study Credit Hrs.
COED 6100 Coaching Workshops I 1
COED 6101 Coaching Workshop II 2
COED 6140 Psychology of Coaching 3
COED 6150 Injury Prevention & Risk Management 3
COED 6170 Ethics & Diversity in Athletic Coaching 3
COED 6210 Coaching Soccer: The Beautiful Game 3
COED 6220 Concepts of Soccer Player Development 3
COED 6270 Advanced Soccer Player Development 3
COED 6280 Leadership & Team Dynamics in Soccer 3
COED 6300 Training & Conditioning for Soccer Coaches 3
COED 6330 Analysis of Sport Performance for Coaches 3

Application Requirements & Instructions

  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 for unconditional admission.
  • Minimum of three years of experience coaching.
  • An official copy of transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
  • Resume or CV with educational background, work, and coaching experience.
  • A two-page typed essay that includes information about your background and prior experience, your professional purpose and career goals, and how the Soccer Coaching Education program can help you to fulfill your goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation using the form provided by the Graduate College. At least one reference must be from someone who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and at least 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.

Taught by soccer coaching education experts

  • All faculty have extensive playing, coaching, and coaching education backgrounds and are content specialists in the courses they teach

Opportunities to build your coaching

  • Video analysis of your coaching performance
  • Reflective practice on your coaching
  • Increase your administrative tools
  • Improve your planning and organization

Enriched coaching community

  • Online sharing of practices within your coaching cohort
  • Network with coaches from around the world

What Graduates Have to Say

"Ohio University's online master's degree in Soccer Coaching provided me with a comprehensive understanding and the practical tools for the administrative, health/safety, fitness, player development and management requirements of coaching, directing and managing soccer players, teams and programs. I am grateful and indebted for this education and training."
- Pete Peterson, Class of 2020

“A couple of years ago I realized I needed to be better prepared for the goals I had in mind, and a master’s degree was a crucial part of that process. Ohio University allowed me to get that degree while learning specifically about my field – soccer! I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this program, and even though it was fully online, the support network you will find through colleagues and professors is exceptional. Achieving this degree was an extremely important milestone in my life, and I will be forever grateful for this opportunity.”
- Mario Zuniga-Gil, Class of 2022, United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Award Recipient

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