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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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13 Results in Sports Studies

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia

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) qu ... [+]

General information Modality : mixed Beginning : October Duration : 1 academic year ECTS Credits : 60 Director : Pedro Emilio Alcaraz Presentación

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 (ACB League "Endesa", SuperLiga Volleyball, Table Tennis, Handball, etc.). In addition, they will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to use the most advanced technology in Sport Performance. From an academic point of view, the Master's Degree in Sports Performance: Strength and Conditioning offers a specialized training that integrates the methodological bases necessary for conducting research studies autonomously and deepening the knowledge of the areas of sports performance And physical conditioning such as exercise physiology, biomechanics and movement analysis, design of strength programs, nutrition and ergogenic aids, etc.... [-]

Spain Murcia
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Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
Instituto Politécnico de Santarém

The course aims to contribute to the specialized training of graduates and the development of applied research and scientific knowledge in professional sports context. ... [+]

Duration: 2 Years Benefits: Accommodation and Portuguese Language Course (30 hours)

Education provided in Portuguese:

Rates *:

Application -35 € Annual - 1000 € (without accommodation) 3000 € (accommodation) Use - 35 €

Education provided in English:

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Application -35 € Annual - 3500 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € The following values ​​will be timely subject to confirmation Goals

The course aims to contribute to the specialized training of graduates and the development of applied research and scientific knowledge in professional sports context. The course assumes that students should have knowledge and ability to understand at a level that holding on the knowledge obtained at the first cycle level in the areas of sports training, physical and health condition, sport and physical nature education, increase and enhance in the specialized area of ​​sport, in different specializations; and that students should know in depth the scientific area of ​​Sport and specialize their knowledge in the areas applied research, intervention and training in various fields of sport, which are the specialties applied in the main area.... [-]

Portugal Santarém
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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 ... [+]

Presentation

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
UNIBA Centro Universitario Internacional de Barcelona

To equip them with the necessary strategies, UNIBA presents the Master in Sports Performance: Modernization and High Level (RETAN). Its curriculum is designed to provide ... [+]

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES

The training of trainers and coaches is key to optimize the processes of modernization and sports performance factor, from the initial stages and until athletes reach the highest level.

Thus, innovation in fitness and learn about new technologies and trends in the field of sports training have become two essential aspects to all those professionals who wish to develop their careers as coaches in sports.

To equip them with the necessary strategies, presents UNIBA Master in Sports Performance: Modernization and High Level (RETAN). Its curriculum is designed to provide participants with two key aspects. On the one hand, a specialization in collective or individual sports. And secondly, it allows them to choose between two school itineraries: Professional or researcher.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish,Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
10 months
Online
Escuela Europea de Salud

The training will take place entirely in distance mode by giving the student the material published in book format (IFBN the Ministry of Culture, personalized paperback) ... [+]

Master in Running

The training will take place entirely in distance mode by giving the student the material published in book format (IFBN the Ministry of Culture, personalized paperback) and in pdf format in a pendrive with a tablet or laptop (choice) and assessment will be enabled platform to reflect the effect of interactions between tutor-student / a, which are reflected evaluations, grades, thesis, time connectivity and general questions that might occur along the training activity, providing permanent access UEMC.

During the development of the course, students will be in contact with the tutor or course tutors permanently using the tools made available on the schedule.

With distance methodology we allow fulfill the objective of the training reaches all participants labor issues, distance, family conciliation or other issues preclude the availability of time and / or organization.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Part-time
4 - 12 months
Online
The University of Notre Dame Australia

The philosophical approach of the Master of Outdoor Education program at Notre Dame includes a strong commitment to best practice in achieving a healthy lifestyle through ... [+]

Master of Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education courses in the School of Health Sciences aim to provide essential knowledge, practical skills and leadership qualities to individuals who want to teach in schools or Outdoor Education centres. Professionals in this field need to have the skills to design appropriate, needs-based and enjoyable programs to which clients are committed. They need to blend practical outdoor skills, evaluate needs, design and plan and implement safe Outdoor Education programs.

The philosophical approach of the Master of Outdoor Education program at Notre Dame includes a strong commitment to best practice in achieving a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and its relationship with the outdoors. Students will gain experiences in a range of outdoor activities as determined by accreditation in the National Outdoor Leadership Registration Scheme (NOLRS).... [-]

Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

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 ... [+]

In summary, we can define and structure the main objectives of this cycle of studies as follows:

To offer students 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.

Schedule

Weekly Schedule: Labor post, end of the week. Lecture calendar: Beginning of classes in October 2016.... [-]

Portugal Vila Real
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lithuanian Sports University

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 interdisciplinar ... [+]

International Master in Performance Analysis of Sport

Overview Faculty: Sports Education Language: English Requirements: TOEFL test – a score of above 550 or IELTS band – 6.0 (B2 level) or above Credits: 120 ECTS Begins: September Study type: Full-time Duration: 2 years Annual tuition fee: 1000 EUR; Non-European - 1625 EUR Prerequisites: Bachelor’ degree in the fields of biomedicine, physical sciences, and social sciences Diploma: Master of Sports Profile

The “International Master in Performance Analysis of Sport” is an inter-university master course that combines three European universities: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Vila Real (Portugal), and the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas (Lithuania). 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.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas Germany Magdeburg Portugal Vila Real  + 2 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
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 Vi ... [+]

Masters in Sports Studies.

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.

Humans are constantly pushing boundaries. Year after year, powered by innovations in sports science, elite athletes are winning medals, lifting trophies and breaking records once thought impossible. The team behind the team are actively reinventing the way an athlete moves, recovers, consumes and thinks. Dependent upon the sport, athletes must apply high levels of endurance, speed, strength, power, agility, and flexibility, as well as maintain optimum body composition, to cope with the physical demands of their game and to continue demonstration of individual skill without premature fatigue; this renders a carefully planned, effective physical training programme an absolute necessity.... [-]

Italy Rome
Open Enrollment
Full-time
18 months
Online
Online & Campus Combined
University of Peloponnese - International Olympic Academy in 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 (I ... [+]

Subject: Call for Applications for Master’s Degree Programme

The Department of Sports Organization and Management of the Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences of the University of Peloponnese with the support of the International Olympic Academy organizes for the Academic year of 2019-2020 the Master’s Degree Programme with the title "Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events".

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. The educational programme is based on the three pillars of the Olympic Movement: Education, Sports, and Culture, which constitute the foundation for Olympism and Olympic Pedagogy.... [-]

Greece Athens
September 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
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
September 2019
Part-time
84 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
The University of Waikato

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, s ... [+]

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.

Studying the Master of Health, Sport & Human Performance (MHSHP), you'll explore how psychological or physiological factors influence movement and performance in sport and exercise. Throughout your course of study, you'll receive opportunities to get involved in real-world research to make a difference in people’s lives, as well as connect with elite athletes and teams.

The University of Waikato's Health, Sport and Human Performance Department boasts world-renowned active researchers and lecturers who have international expertise and reputations. Also, our research group on the Critical Studies of Sport and Physical Culture is one of the most highly regarded in the world, particularly in the study of action and adventure sports.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
March 2020
Full-time
12 - 18 years
Online
MBP School of Coaches: The Master for football coaches in Barcelona

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 ... [+]

MBP School of Coaches focuses its activity into the education of soccer coaches, all over the world, with adapted programs to every one of them and with a unique goal: optimize their technical level to their maximum exponent.

Your Coach' escence at its maximum exponent.

In addition, MBP School of Coaches has an R+D+i department, which works every day to develop new contents for MBP methodology, with the goal to improve and evolve it.

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 know soccer from its essence, dominating all the structure of this sport.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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350 hours
Campus