Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies - Athletic Coaching Education


Joan Ogg, MA, Academic Advisor II

Phone: 330-972-5875


Ben Rochester, M.Ed., Academic Advisor

Phone: 330-972-6092


Program Overview

Coaching Education Curriculum Guide (Degree Requirements)

Coaching Education Curriculum Guide (Certificate Requirements)

Coaching Education Curriculum Guide (Minor Requirements)

The Sport Studies Athletic Coaching Education program prepares you to work in:

  • professional, collegiate, and high school sport coaching
  • recreational and community sport
  • graduate studies in sport science and coaching

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Real-world Experience

    All athletic coaching education students at UA complete a minimum of 150 hours of practical experience throughout their undergraduate studies.

    Affiliate sites

    Our students have previously participated in practicum experiences at various sites, including:

    • Akron area YMCA
    • Akron Rubberducks
    • Cleveland Browns
    • Cleveland Cavaliers
    • Akron Athletics
    • and more!

    Alumni testimonial

    Spencer DaviesSpencer Davies '15

    Digital production assistant for FOX Sports Ohio and NBA reporter at

    "From marketing strategies to communication, the sport studies program was essential for me in learning how to handle certain situations. One of the things I take pride in is how well-rounded my skill set and knowledge was after graduation. The fact that the sport studies program allows you to explore all kinds of areas in the profession is amazing. It helps your chances of landing a full-time position or internship. My favorite practicum experience was getting the opportunity to shadow FOX Sports Ohio personality Sam Amico in my fourth year at Akron. It was the first time I ever stepped foot in an NBA locker room and actually interviewed players. I helped him proofread his work and get sound for his stories. This opportunity not only helped me professionally, but I also made a great friend in the process. Ironically enough, I'm one of the contributors on the website we launched together in July 2015. It led me to a position within the FOX Sports Ohio organization and I've been there since October of that year."