Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Master of Science, Kinesiology, Coaching Education Concentration (ONLINE)



Become a better coach, online.

The program is taught by full-time Georgia Southern University faculty with coaching experience and offers totally online courses in performance enhancement, coaching administration, athletic training and coaching effectiveness. This program is one of only three nationally accredited by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education and the curriculum follows National Coaching Standards for Level 5 Coaching Status (high school, college and elite coaches).

Program of Study

The Coaching Education cohort program starts each May and consists of 12 classes (36 credit hours) and is completed in 14 months.

  • Summer 1 A: Teaching Analysis/Psychology Of Peak Performance
  • Summer 1 B: Injury Prevention/Team Dynamics
  • Fall 1: Sport Coaching I/Research Methods for Coaches
  • Spring 1: Coaching Administration/Applications of Human Performance
  • Summer 2 A: Issues In Coaching/Coaching Practicum
  • Summer 2 B: Sport Coaching II/Foundations of Human Performance

Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Regular admission will be considered for students with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (4.0 scale) for the last 60 credit hours*
  • A full vitae or resume that includes the following:
      • Work history
      • Professional experiences
      • Membership and participation in professional organizations
      • Other experiences related to the academic program
      • Contact information for a minimum of three references
  • A College of Graduate Studies Online Application

*Provisional admission will be considered to those with a minimum 2.50 (4.0 scale) undergraduate GPA for the last 60 credit hours.

*Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and requirements of the graduate program does not guarantee admission to that graduate degree program. 

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: This program is a cohort centered program.  Each summer session (May), a cohort of coaches begin their program.  We do not accept students to begin the program for the fall or the spring semesters. Must be coaching while in the program.

Admission Deadlines

Final DeadlineDoes Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitApril 1

Contact Information
Drew Zwald
Professor of Coaching
Ph.D., Ohio University
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building – Room 1100B
Phone: 912-478-0091
Fax: 912-478-0381

Last updated: 3/29/2019

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