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Masters degrees in Sport Coaching equip students to work alongside professional and amateur athletes and sportspeople in a wide range of circumstances. They offer a working knowledge of sport science, along with associated management and leadership skills.
Most of these courses are MSc programmes. Many have a practical element, in addition to academic training. Shorter Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate courses are also available. Note that some courses may require existing qualifications or experience.
Postgraduate training in this subject can be ideal for graduates wishing to qualify for coaching roles, or for professionals seeking additional training and development.
Employment opportunities are varied. Your course may equip you with the skills necessary to work with top sporting teams and associations, but equally rewarding opportunities exist with schools, community leisure centres and public health initiatives.
Sports Coaches can also work in other roles, including private practice as a personal trainer, or management positions within the leisure industry. Some courses may provide a pathway into more advanced research at PhD level.
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As governments look to promote the benefits of lifelong physical activity and sports bodies and clubs strive to ensure talented athletes fulfil their potential, the demand for highly qualified coaches has never been greater. Read more
If you are an experienced coach working with children or adults and want to develop your expertise, or a performance coach working with talent, this course enables you to further develop and apply your knowledge, skills and competencies in your sport coaching environment. Read more
If you’re passionate about sport coaching and want to have an impact on future generations, the knowledge understanding you’ll develop on our MSc Sport Coaching course will prepare you for a rewarding career. Read more
Do you want to further your knowledge of sport science and athletic development? Solent’s sport science and performance coaching master’s degree has been designed in partnership with industry experts to help equip students with skills, experience and knowledge precisely tailored to industry requirements. Read more
This programme engages coaches and teachers in the process of applying theory to their practice and aims to develop reflective practitioners with the ability to effectively manage pedagogic problems. Read more
Designed with external partners, including the Football Association of Wales Trust and Swansea City Football Club, the Masters in Advanced Performance Football Coaching provides the optimal combination of professional and evidenced-based academic training for coaches, heads of coaching, performance analysts, fitness coaches and all those associated with performance player pathways. Read more
Our part-time Sport Coaching MSc is a unique development in the field of sport coaching in how it seeks to develop high-quality coaches in a research active environment. Read more
This innovative part-time two-year postgraduate programme will give experienced coaches the opportunity to enhance their practice through engagement with practitioner leaders and pioneering researchers in the field of sport coaching. Read more
The Department is an international centre for specialist teaching and research in clinical and public health aspects of exercise and nutrition sciences
UCFB is a world first in higher education, offering university degrees in the football and sports industry.
Delivered exclusively online, Staffordshire University’s postgraduate sport courses allow you to fit studying around your personal and work life. You’ll gain access to a highly flexible and effective way to develop your knowledge, expertise and professional skills without disrupting your working life.
Study at the university's School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne and you will benefit from an environment that promotes personal development, diversity and innovation.