Sport Coaching Leadership

Major: Sport Coaching Leadership
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 13.1314
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 27-2022

About the Program

The MS in Sport Coaching Leadership program is an online master's program in the School of Education. The MS degree will prepare students in the areas of coaching theory, development of a coaching philosophy, understanding of the needs of athletes, recruitment, compliance, and program planning. The program will also expose students to comparative, global coaching models and allows for hands-on opportunities in the form of three practicums. The goal of the program is to prepare students for coaching careers in sport-based youth development, scholastic, collegiate, club, or professional coaching environments.

Students in the MS in Sport Coaching Leadership program will take 33.0 credits of core courses in the coaching curriculum and then select 12.0 credits in a specialization. Coaches may elect a sport-specific concentration or create a concentration best suited to their individual career goals. Academic advisors will work closely with each student to determine the best academic plan.

Custom-Designed Concentration

In the custom-designed concentration, students may select from coursework in Sport Coaching Leadership, Education, Sport Management, Business, Entrepreneurship or other related fields deemed most appropriate for the student's individual career goals. This is the concentration selected by those who coach a sport without an offered concentration or by those with a specific interest in creating an interdisciplinary and custom program option.  Many coaches are interested in diverse professional development areas and this option allows students to focus their energy in a particular area of create a combination of unique value to their career goals.

Students in this concentration may also have the ability to select a graduate minor in another discipline.

Sport Specific Concentrations

The sport-specific concentrations allow students to focus their efforts on a particular sport.  These courses are taught by leading coaches in their respective sport disciplines. This model allows coaches to learn from experts in their sports. The online model allows for greater access to these expert faculty. Students may select from one of the following concentrations:

Rowing

Lacrosse

Basketball (Fall 2018)

Football (Fall 2018)

Volleyball (Fall 2018)

Sport-Based Youth Development (Fall 2018)

Admission Requirements

The MS in Sport Coaching Leadership requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Candidates should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher and some experience in the coaching, teaching, or sport management fields.

Degree Requirements

Core courses
PHIL 502Ethics in Coaching3.0
SCL 501Coaching Theory and Principles3.0
SCL 503Pedagogical Strategies in Coaching3.0
SCL 504Coaching Psychology3.0
SCL 614Sport Performance & Energy Systems3.0
SCL 615Athletic Recruiting3.0
SCL 619Global Coaching Seminar6.0
SCL 695Coaching Practicum I0.5
SCL 696Coaching Practicum II0.5
SCL 697Coaching Practicum III2.0
SMT 607Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices3.0
SMT 629Managing Coaches & Teams3.0
Select a Concentration12.0
Rowing
Biomechanics in Rowing
Physiology and Training Methods for Rowing
Emerging Technologies and Trends in Rowing
Equipment Management and Rigging for High Performance
Rowing Safety and Risk Management
Racing: Rules, Preparation, and Strategy
Lacrosse
History of Lacrosse
Physiology and Training Methods in Lacrosse
Emerging Technologies and Trends in Lacrosse
Equipment and Field Management in Lacrosse
Lacrosse Safety and Risk Management
The Women's Lacrosse Game: Rules, Preparation, and Strategy
The Men's Lacrosse Game: Rules, Preparation, and Strategy
Custom-Designed Concentration
Electives or Graduate Minor
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

Custom-Designed Concentration

Term 1Credits
SCL 501Coaching Theory and Principles3.0
SCL 503Pedagogical Strategies in Coaching3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
PHIL 502Ethics in Coaching3.0
SCL 695Coaching Practicum I0.5
Concentration or Graduate Minor Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.5
Term 3
SCL 615Athletic Recruiting3.0
SCL 696Coaching Practicum II0.5
Concentration or Graduate Minor Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.5
Term 4
SCL 619Global Coaching Seminar6.0
SMT 629Managing Coaches & Teams3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 5
SCL 504Coaching Psychology3.0
Concentration or Graduate Minor Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 6
SCL 614Sport Performance & Energy Systems3.0
SCL 697Coaching Practicum III2.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 7
SMT 607Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices3.0
Concentration or Graduate Minor Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 45.0

Sample Plan of Study for Rowing Concentration

Term 1Credits
SCL 501Coaching Theory and Principles3.0
SCL 503Pedagogical Strategies in Coaching3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
PHIL 502Ethics in Coaching3.0
SCL 620Biomechanics in Rowing1.5
SCL 626Rowing Technique1.5
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
SCL 615Athletic Recruiting3.0
SCL 621Physiology and Training Methods for Rowing3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
SCL 619Global Coaching Seminar6.0
SMT 629Managing Coaches & Teams3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 5
SCL 504Coaching Psychology3.0
SCL 623Equipment Management and Rigging for High Performance1.5
SCL 695Coaching Practicum I0.5
 Term Credits5.0
Term 6
SCL 614Sport Performance & Energy Systems3.0
SCL 622Emerging Technologies and Trends in Rowing1.5
SCL 625Racing: Rules, Preparation, and Strategy1.5
SCL 696Coaching Practicum II0.5
 Term Credits6.5
Term 7
SMT 607Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices3.0
SCL 624Rowing Safety and Risk Management1.5
SCL 697Coaching Practicum III2.0
 Term Credits6.5
Total Credit: 45.0

Sample Plan of Study for Lacrosse Concentration

Term 1Credits
SCL 501Coaching Theory and Principles3.0
SCL 503Pedagogical Strategies in Coaching3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
PHIL 502Ethics in Coaching3.0
SCL 630History of Lacrosse1.5
SCL 634Lacrosse Safety and Risk Management1.5
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
SCL 615Athletic Recruiting3.0
SCL 631Physiology and Training Methods in Lacrosse3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
SCL 619Global Coaching Seminar6.0
SMT 629Managing Coaches & Teams3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 5
SCL 504Coaching Psychology3.0
SCL 635
or 636
The Women's Lacrosse Game: Rules, Preparation, and Strategy
The Men's Lacrosse Game: Rules, Preparation, and Strategy
3.0
SCL 695Coaching Practicum I0.5
 Term Credits6.5
Term 6
SCL 614Sport Performance & Energy Systems3.0
SCL 632Emerging Technologies and Trends in Lacrosse1.5
SCL 633Equipment and Field Management in Lacrosse1.5
SCL 696Coaching Practicum II0.5
 Term Credits6.5
Term 7
SMT 607Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices3.0
SCL 697Coaching Practicum III2.0
 Term Credits5.0
Total Credit: 45.0

Sport Coaching Leadership Faculty

Lawrence Cohen, JD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Sports and antitrust law; tickets sales data analytics; sport sponsorship trends.
Amy Giddings, PhD (Temple University) Director, Sport Coaching Leadership. Associate Teaching Professor. International aspects of sport and culture, principles of coaching, teambuilding, group dynamics, minority issues in sport including availability and accessibility concerns, character development.
Joel Maxcy, PhD (Washington State University) Head of the Center for Sport Management. Associate Professor. Economics of sport; labor economics & policy; economics of antitrust & regulation.
Ellen Staurowsky, EdD (Temple University). Professor. Social justice issues in sport; gender equity in sport; Title IX pay equity and equal employment opportunity; athlete exploitation; college sport reform; and misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport.
Karen Weaver, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Sport marketing & promotions, public relations, media, and leadership in sport.
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