Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

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



Become a better coach, online.

Coaching Education is an all-online graduate program designed for experienced coaches and those preparing to enter the field.  The four-semester program offers online courses in:

  • performance enhancement
  • coaching administration
  • athletic training
  • coaching effectiveness

The curriculum follows National Coaching Standards for Level 5 Coaching Status.


Program of Study

The Coaching Education program consists of 12 classes for a total of 36 credits.

  • Summer 1 A: Teaching Analysis and Psychology Of Peak Performance
  • Summer 1 B: Sport Coaching I and Team Dynamics
  • Fall 1: Injury Prevention and Research Methods for Coaches
  • Spring 1: Sports Administration and Sports Biomechanics
  • Summer 2 A: Issues In Coaching and Coaching Practicum
  • Summer 2 B: Sport Coaching II and Sports Physiology

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: 2/15/2019

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