22 Masters Programs in Sports Studies

In order to earn a master degree, you must demonstrate that you have mastered your field of study. Once you complete your undergraduate degree, a master’s degree is just one of the postgraduate options available to you. What is a Master in Sports Studies? It is the study of exercise and sports with the objective of preparing students to coach on the college level. This degree tends to provid… Read more

In order to earn a master degree, you must demonstrate that you have mastered your field of study. Once you complete your undergraduate degree, a master’s degree is just one of the postgraduate options available to you.

What is a Master in Sports Studies? It is the study of exercise and sports with the objective of preparing students to coach on the college level. This degree tends to provide a strong foundation in sports administration, management and finance. You might be introduced to research methods and techniques as applied to athletics and sports science and will likely gain an understanding of coaching theory and strategies. You might even become familiar with current issues and legal aspects of sports education and management.

You can learn many leadership skills, such as delegating and motivating, in a sports studies program that may lead to roles in management. Understanding the individual needs of athletes may provide you the ability to better understand the individual needs of others in your life.

The cost of tuition and fees vary greatly among universities. Postgraduate degrees come in many shapes and sizes. When you find a program that interests you, contact the admissions office for more information.

Obtaining a master’s degree in sports studies differentiates you from other individuals in the sports industry due to the advanced level of study, which may lead to jobs in many areas in the sports industry, from management to public relations to sales. You may even go on to be a general manager of a major sports team or pursue careers in teaching where you may have the opportunity to coach a variety of sports teams. This degree also opens doors to jobs in sports administration.

If you already have a job that pays the bills, pursuing a postgraduate degree might seem impossible. The internet has allowed universities across the globe to offer online master’s degree programs that allow you to fit higher education into your life. 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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UCFB
Manchester, United Kingdom

This programme provides an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry for postgraduate students, with options to st ... +

This programme provides an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry for postgraduate students, with options to study either full or part-time. The course looks to support the continuing professional development of football coaches and those working in football or a closely related field. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
King's College - Pennsylvania, USA
Wilkes-Barre, USA

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a two year fulltime program for students interested in a career as an Athletic Trainer. Students in our program will parti ... +

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a two year fulltime program for students interested in a career as an Athletic Trainer. Students in our program will participate in comprehensive clinical experiences, including more than 16 weeks of immersive experiences in a variety of local medical settings and anticipated settings nationwide and globally. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Jul 2020
Campus
 
University of Peloponnese - International Olympic Academy in Greece
Athens, Greece

The Master’s Degree Programme in Olympic Studies constitutes an innovation in the Olympic Movement at an international level and is supported by the Olympic Solidarity (Intern ... +

The Master’s Degree Programme in Olympic Studies constitutes an innovation in the Olympic Movement at an international level and is supported by the Olympic Solidarity (International Olympic Committee) with a number of scholarships. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
International Telematic University UNINETTUNO

Developed and delivered in association with Mick Clegg (ex-professional coach Manchester United footballer) and Adrian Lamb High-Performance (ex-Fitness Coach at Aston Villa, ... +

Developed and delivered in association with Mick Clegg (ex-professional coach Manchester United footballer) and Adrian Lamb High-Performance (ex-Fitness Coach at Aston Villa, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Leicester City FC). This unique Masters is 100% online with blended options in the form of a residential in Manchester and other centres across the world. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
18 months
English, Italian
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
MBP School of Coaches
Barcelona, Spain

Master in High-Performance Soccer it is long way learning immersion with the main goal to know MBP Methodology as an expert in all the studying areas. This program is for prof ... +

Master in High-Performance Soccer it is long way learning immersion with the main goal to know MBP Methodology as an expert in all the studying areas. This program is for professional soccer coaches who would like to know soccer from its essence, dominating all the structure of this sport. -
Master
350 hours
English, Spanish
Campus
 
The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand +1 More

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social ... +

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of the sport, exercise and leisure. -
Master
Full-time
12 years
English
Mar 2020
Online
 
Lithuanian Sports University
Kaunas, Lithuania +2 More

The study program is based on an intensive and applied study of a scientific methodology of specific discipline areas as well as on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary per ... +

The study program is based on an intensive and applied study of a scientific methodology of specific discipline areas as well as on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives of Sports Studies. The program is implemented using the mobility resources of the Erasmus scheme. Students will face the opportunity to perform the study program at three universities. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Vila Real, Portugal

In summary, we can define and structure the main objectives of this cycle of studies as follows: Provide students with advanced training in the scope of Physical Activity Asse ... +

In summary, we can define and structure the main objectives of this cycle of studies as follows: Provide students with advanced training in the scope of Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription; To develop technical, pedagogical and scientific professional competences that allow an intervention of excellence in the scope of Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription; To contribute to the academic progression, intellectual maturity and promotion of the research capacities of university and polytechnic teaching teachers, in accordance with the legal provisions in force. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Portuguese
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Universidade Europeia
Lisbon, Portugal +2 More

No desporto de alto rendimento, a obtenção de resultados é potenciada por equipas multidisciplinares que permitam dar resposta às diferentes exigências do contexto desportivo. ... +

No desporto de alto rendimento, a obtenção de resultados é potenciada por equipas multidisciplinares que permitam dar resposta às diferentes exigências do contexto desportivo. Esta pós-graduação pretende formar fisiologistas do treino que planeiem e promovam o desenvolvimento das qualidades físicas em contextos de rendimento, e que controlem os efeitos fisiológicos da carga promovendo as adaptações pretendidas e de forma a prevenir lesões. -
Master
Full-time
120 hours
Portuguese
17 Apr 2020
Online
 
Universidad de Leon
León, Spain

We offer scientific training aimed at acquiring new knowledge and techniques applicable to the design of Physical Activity programs and research focused on the maintenance or ... +

We offer scientific training aimed at acquiring new knowledge and techniques applicable to the design of Physical Activity programs and research focused on the maintenance or recovery of physical, emotional health and quality of life, applied in the school, work, and school environment. leisure or rehabilitative. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This degree explores the origins and historical development of yoga and meditation in India and Tibet, from ancient times to the modern world. It would suit yoga/meditation te ... +

This degree explores the origins and historical development of yoga and meditation in India and Tibet, from ancient times to the modern world. It would suit yoga/meditation teachers, practitioners, students of religion as well as those with a background in psychology interested in mindfulness therapy. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, USA

From pre-game taping to practice and game medical coverage to injury assessment and rehabilitation, Plymouth State University’s Master of Science (MS) degree programs in athle ... +

From pre-game taping to practice and game medical coverage to injury assessment and rehabilitation, Plymouth State University’s Master of Science (MS) degree programs in athletic training will prepare you for success on and off the field. Working closely with faculty members who are experienced and respected professionals in athletic training, students like you will have opportunities to excel. If your goal is to become a BOC certified athletic trainer or expand your education as a certified athletic trainer, Plymouth State’s Professional or Post-professional programs in athletic training will help you get there. -
MSc
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
Murcia, Spain

The Master in High Performance Sports: Strength and Fitness of UCAM is the first Master in Spain to achieve the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) quality ... +

The Master in High Performance Sports: Strength and Fitness of UCAM is the first Master in Spain to achieve the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) quality seal. With this Master, students will be able to experiment with top-level athletes who train in teams sponsored by UCAM -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Spanish
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Performance Analysis in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences is world-leading in terms of academic and applied perspectives. The School has offered post-graduate ... +

Performance Analysis in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences is world-leading in terms of academic and applied perspectives. The School has offered post-graduate study in Performance Analysis since the first-ever Masters in Performance Analysis was developed in 2003. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior de Educação (ESEV)
Viseu, Portugal

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 ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Portuguese
Campus