Sport Science/Coaching

Sport Science/Coaching

The sport science/coaching graduate program option has been designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in learning how to become effective coaches. The program has been designed based on the published NASPE National Standards. Licensed educators may be able to use the sport science program to meet the master/30-hour requirement for the second renewal of their professional licensure. However, these individuals should seek renewal from their local professional development committee.


Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Application Deadline

Applications to the master's degree program in Physical Education - Sports Science/Coaching are accepted on a rolling basis.


Additional Information

The program meets the needs of Northeast Ohio and the State of Ohio by training students to be effective coaches and to prepare students for doctoral work in the field of sport and exercise science.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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