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A master’s degree in positive coaching and athletic leadership from MU can help you advance your career leading athletes, students and other team members. If you want to help people achieve their optimal performance both as individuals and as team members, this may be the program for you.
Official nameMaster of education in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in positive coaching and athletic leadership
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education | Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission; Teacher Education Accreditation Council
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
This degree has potential benefits for
- Athletic and performance coaches
- Club coordinators
- Athletic educators and administrators
- Fitness and wellness coordinators
- eSports coaches
The program is well-suited for athletic and fitness coaches, trainers and coordinators at all levels of sport participation, as well as athletic educators and administrators.
The online master’s in positive coaching and athletic leadership is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semester-based, offered in 8-week sessions.
Most students study part time, taking two classes per semester, and earn their master’s degrees in just two-and-a-half years. Full-time students can complete the program in just one year.
Course work includes
- Administration of athletics programs
- Athlete training and conditioning
- Character and ethics in sport and leadership
- Emotional health and well-being of the athlete
- Gender and multicultural issues in sports
- Wellness and self-care of coaches
- Sports psychology
- Positive psychology