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A master's degree is often the first step in obtaining an advanced or specialized professional position. These programs tend to offer specializations for students who have already acquired a bachelor's degree.

What is a Master in Sports Coaching? These programs operate from the tested hypothesis that the ability to guide and motivate athletes might be cultivated through careful study and practical experience. Common courses often cover topics in psychology, sports theory and injury prevention. Since these programs tend to focus on the acquisition of coaching skills, there are also often practical exercises that involve team leadership in a competitive environment. One might also expect to acquire advice from successful coaches and industry professionals alongside ideas from theorists and educators. Research and the development of papers for publication in professional journals are also often a focus of these programs.

Coaching skills refined during the course of a obtaining a Master in Sports Coaching degree might include the ability to motivate individuals and groups. The organizational and communications skills necessary to complete most master's programs also often come in useful in a variety of applications.

Coaching degrees are often a significant investment in one's future. Make sure you know the scale of your investment by contacting the relevant department at each institution before applying.

Most individuals who pursue a master's degree in this subject do so with the intention of becoming an athletic coach. These are leadership positions often requiring a high level of physical endurance and energy from candidates. Recent graduates might find employment as an assistant coach or a specialist coach in an area relevant to their degree. These individuals often guide athletes with data-driven advice and communicate with managing coaches.

A love of sports might be the foundation for a successful academic career. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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7 Results in Sports Coaching

FutbolLab Spain Soccer Academy

With the "Master in Management of High Performance Teams (Universidad Isabel I)" we will learn to manage the team in the highest difficulties of the world of high competi ... [+]

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With the "Master in Management of High Performance Teams (Universidad Isabel I)" we will learn to manage the team in the highest difficulties of the world of high competition. Learn to manage your game your wisdom and your knowledge in different stages of the season.

We will plan, evaluate and develop training programs adapted to the competition. We will apply methods, strategies, techniques and methodologies appropriate to each of the competitions. We will analyze and put into practice the qualities of the players in the high performance stage.

On the other hand we will transmit attitudes and values communicating with our players in an effective way.

Interpret the foundations and manifestations of human psychological development through football.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
FutbolLab Spain Soccer Academy

With the "Master in Professional Football (Universidad Isabel I)" we will train the coaches of this sport in the knowledge of the game, interpreting collective behaviors, ... [+]

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With the "Master in Professional Football (Universidad Isabel I)" we will train the coaches of this sport in the knowledge of the game, interpreting collective behaviors, with the continuous interactions that occur in it, diagnose what is happening inside of a game situation, detect action systems and generate positive attitudes in the training process in relation to different methodologies, processes and interventions.

We will also learn everything necessary to lead a team, what most relevant and important aspects appear in the management of a wardrobe and that we will have to train and in our daily work sessions.

A professional of the Soccer is a person that dedicates all his time to this sport and that transfers his great experience to the players and to the colleagues of the Technical Staff in order to forge a stable and fluid connection with the whole sports project.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior de Educação (ESEV)

The 2nd cycle of Sports Studies aims to specialize in sports technicians in the area of ​​planning and management of exercise and training to intervene in technical suppo ... [+]

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The 2nd cycle of Sports Studies aims to specialize in sports technicians in the area of ​​planning and management of exercise and training to intervene in technical support to regular sports practitioners.

Overall, we intend to develop a perspective of multidisciplinary training, founded on scientific, technical and methodological knowledge, framed by a solid education in ethical and moral terms.

Wanted also developing a reflective attitude and critical, crucial to the improvement of self-formation processes, innovation and optimization of its intervention, fundamental to the growth of professional excellence. In addition, it is considered important to develop knowledge that will enable their participation in the implementation of strategic plans and systems defined by more qualified coaches, as well as their involvement in coordinating tasks and supervision of less experienced coaches.... [-]

Portugal Viseu
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
UNISPORT MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

This training combines the knowledge, techniques and tools of sports and executive psychology necessary to develop the competitiveness of athletes and sports professional ... [+]

Objective of the Program: This training combines the knowledge, techniques and tools of sports and executive psychology necessary to develop the competitiveness of athletes and sports professionals, with the tool that involves coaching to achieve the personalization of the intervention and thus achieve satisfaction exactly the need required.

Recipients: People passionate about sport, and leadership, wanting to learn a new profession on the rise in all sectors.

Study load: 600h (ECTS Equivalence: 24 credits)

COURSE MODULESB140 Introduction to CoachingB141 Executive coaching and talent managementB142 Executive coaching methodologyB143 Tools and competencies in executive coachingB144 Sports coachingB145 Tools and competencies in sports coachingB146 Techniques and practices for sports coachingMethodologyFlexible methodology adapted to your lifeOnline Campus available 24h / 365 daysCustomized tutoringTeaching material always updatedIndividual classes by videoconferenceCase studiesCampus adapted to mobile devicesFree subscription to sector magazinesAccess to specialized resourcesInternational technical staysClassroom activities... [-]
Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Spanish
8 months
Online
Lithuanian Sports University

The goal of the joint study program of the second cycle Basketball Coaching and Management is to train a Master of Sport able to evaluate different basketball coaching an ... [+]

MSc International Basketball Coaching and Management

Overview Faculty: Sports Biomedicine Language: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 5.50 or an equivalent foreign language test, level B2 Credits: Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert.) = passed a minimum of 60 credits at Level 7; MSc degree (Master’s degree) = passed a minimum of 120 credits at Level 7 Study type: Full-time Duration: 2 years Annual tuition fee: 2000 EUR; Non-Europe – 3000 EUR Prerequisites: Graduates from university program – holding a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Diploma: Master of Sports Objectives

The goal of the joint study program of the second cycle Basketball Coaching and Management is to train a Master of Sport able to evaluate different basketball coaching and management systems, programs and their structures applied in various European countries, use advanced technologies in basketball coaching, creatively solve complex problems, make the right conclusions, relate practical experience with acknowledged professional competency training and learning models on the basis of international level achievements in fundamental and applied interdisciplinary science and technology.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
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Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Johan Cruyff Institute

The study program of the Master in Coaching is based on Johan Cruyff’s vision: coaching is about managing yourself, the players & staff, the team ánd the environment. ... [+]

The study program of the Master in Coaching is based on Johan Cruyff’s vision where coaching is more than the use of tactical and technical knowledge.

It is about managing yourself, the players & staff, the team and the environment. Each participant’s personal background is a base for further development and a better understanding of oneself as a coach and/or manager. The principle of coaching is that you then apply this insight knowledge to counseling others.

This program is interesting for those who are a coach or manager in sports, but it is also appropriate for (team) managers, staff members, leaders, counselors and HRM-consultants from the business sectors. For example, students came from, the Police department, an insurance company, an energy provider and a big congress center.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona
February 2020
Dutch
Full-time
8 months
Campus
Setanta College

A key aim of the programme is to enable practitioners to integrate knowledge from a range of fields into the generation of performance solutions. This Master of Science p ... [+]

Course Background

A key aim of the programme is to enable practitioners to integrate knowledge from a range of fields into the generation of performance solutions. Teaching and learning methods will be based on a blended learning format that will include a combination of online lectures, independent study, work-based assessments, residential stay weeks and regular forum contributions. Through these methods, practitioners will gain advanced knowledge of the theories and scientific principles that underpin sports performance, exercise and coaching.

This programme provides the basis for the macro and micro planning decisions that underpin effective performance coaching. In total, we provide a coherent approach to managing and applying current skills and practices necessary to advance the conditioning and monitoring system for the applied coach or practitioner within a development, elite movement, exercise and sporting environment. These modules, together with the practicum, will enable the practitioner to make effective decisions regarding the programming of enhanced movement quality and fitness/conditioning development in a progressive manner. Further, the modules will enhance the practitioner’s capability to critically appraise and integrate technology into an effective performance plan within their respective environments.... [-]

Ireland Ireland Online
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Part-time
84 weeks
Online & Campus Combined