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Coaching Education, M.S.

College of Education

Prepare for a fulfilling career in athletics or mental performance coaching with this 100 percent online program designed for working professionals.

Help performers and athletes thrive with scientifically informed skills and psychological techniques for motivation and emotional well-being. Enjoy learning from interactions with college athletes, coaches and sport personalities and applying classroom knowledge to your selected practicum experiences.

Program Highlights

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    Certification Preparation

    Learn from an athletic coaching concentration that is aligned with the National Standards for Sport Coaches.

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    Proven Methods

    Study proven methods in our mental performance concentration, aligned with Certified Mental Performance Consultant requirements.

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    Gain Accreditation

    Become accredited by the American Sport Education Program with an exam in The Art and Science of Coaching course.

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    Ranked Program

    Be part of a college ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for graduate programs of education by U.S. News & World Report.

What You’ll Study

An ideal online graduate program for student-athletes, military personnel and physical education teachers advancing their careers, you'll learn how to use proven techniques and strategies to promote optimum performance and long-term success. You'll lead a variety of audiences using problem solving and critical thinking. A thesis is not required.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions


    Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

  • Listening Skills

    Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication

    Presentation Skills

    Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Athletic Coach
  • Resilience Trainer
  • Performance Consultant
  • Performing Arts Coach

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Military
  • Private Practice
  • Medical
  • Performing Arts

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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