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Sport Coaching

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administrative contact

Lindsay B. Augustine
phone: 304-293-3393

program contact

Kristen Dieffenbach
Associate Professor, Athletic Coaching Education
Department of Coaching and Teaching Studies
phone: 304-293-0847
fax: 304-293-4641

Program Details

Program Description

The online format allows working professionals to complete online courses during fall, spring, and summer, without having to be on-campus. The course load is reduced (typically 6 credits per semester) to allow students to balance the master’s program with family work and coaching responsibilities. Courses promote online interaction and peer support within and between cohorts.

This program is not a teaching licensure program.

Career Profile

The Sport Coaching online master’s degree prepares students to work in the coaching profession. This degree is designed for teachers who coach at the scholastic level or at the community and club levels. Curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective coach with youth and adolescent athletes. Additional focus is placed on whole athlete development; which includes sport talent, life skills, and character development.

Delivery Methods Available

  • online

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: June 15th
  • Spring Deadline: Does not admit
  • Summer Deadline: Does not admit


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