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MS in Sport Management: Coaching & Athletic Administration

MS In Sport Management Coaching And Athletic Administration

Residential Master’s Degree in Sport Management: Coaching & Athletic Administration

With a Master of Science in Sport Management: Coaching & Athletic Administration degree, you can pursue a coaching career in amateur, collegiate, or professional sports.

A true leader empowers others. Make a difference in the lives of athletes. Learn how to train athletes physically and mentally to reach their professional goals. Get experience performing health and fitness assessments. Practice guiding individual and team performance.

At Liberty, you’ll learn from professors with real-world experience. Our faculty will not only teach you practical skills you can use to advance your career but will mentor you from a Christian worldview as you strive to achieve your goals.

This degree is offered through the Sport, Event, & Tourism Management Department.

Online Coaching & Athletic Administration Programs

  • The M.S. in Sport Management: Coaching & Athletic Administration (Thesis) program is also offered online.
  • The M.S. in Sport Management: Coaching & Athletic Administration (Non-Thesis) is also offered online.


COSMA Accredited

Your degree from the Department of Sport, Event, & Tourism Management is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management  Accreditation (COSMA). COSMA  is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels through specialized accreditation.

In addition, Liberty University is regionally accredited by SACSCOC.

Academics: Sport Management (M.S.): Coaching & Athletic Administration

Credit Hours

36 total credit hours (Non-Thesis and Thesis)

Programs of Study (DCPs)

Choose between the thesis or non-thesis specializations:

Courses in Coaching & Athletic Administration

  • Coaching Theory (SMGT 621)
  • Strategic Player Development (SMGT 622)
  • Sports Governance (SMGT 623)
  • Ethics in Sport (SMGT 503)

Admissions Requirements & More

Find M.S. in Sport Management: Coaching & Athletic Administration Thesis and Non-Thesis admissions requirements, transfer information, and accreditation on the Residential Admissions site.

Start Your Career in Sport Management


Career Opportunities

  • Coach
  • Athletic Event Planner
  • Promotion and Development Administration
  • Sport/Coaching Consultant