Master Of Science In Sport Management Coaching And Athletic Administration (Non Thesis)
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Aug 19, 2024
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Your Dream Career is Achievable with Our Coaching and Athletic Administration Master’s Degree

Imagine watching your NCAA Division I team battling it out on the field. You’ve helped them train and plan for this for months. Hear the crowd gasp, go silent, and then after a long moment, cheer! Congratulate the victors, and feel the joy of all the hard work that led to this victorious moment.

Want a career that makes this scenario a reality? Let us help. Liberty’s M.S. in Sports Management offers a specialization in coaching and athletic administration to equip you with the unique skill set needed for your future career responsibilities. Throughout your career, you will be required to guide and direct your school’s sport programs and events in a variety of settings. Be prepared to lead successfully.

It’s time to earn your place in the competitive field of sports management and reap the rewards. From organizing and directing sporting events to representing your sports organization through advertising and public relations, our coaching and athletic administration degree is designed to help you make a lasting impression on your future staff and players. Get the chance to make an impact in a position you’ll love with Liberty.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Coaching and Athletic Administration Non-Thesis Graduate Degree?

Partner with a school that takes sports management as seriously as you do. We offer many opportunities for growth, development, and training for students like you who have a passion for professional sports. From top-tier athletics to award-winning academics, we believe you are getting the best of the best with a master’s degree in sports management from Liberty.

In order to land a prestigious job as a coach or athletic director, you will want to develop the soft skills employers are looking for. These include strong communication, teamwork, decision-making, and organizational skills, as well as an unshakable code of ethics. At Liberty, our goal is to help you sharpen each of these skills with industry best practices and resources, all under the expert guidance of faculty with years of field experience.

Lastly, you can rest assured that you are getting the best of the best in sports resources. We offer state-of-the-art facilities like our FBS football stadium and natatorium, not to mention the 20 NCAA Division I teams, as well as over 40 club sports teams. Get involved and boost your industry experience! Add your field related internship experience, and you are looking at an impressive resume to help you land your dream job.

What Will You Learn in the Non-Thesis Coaching and Athletic Administration Degree?

At Liberty, we want you to develop the leadership and mentorship skills vital to an effective career in sports management. Our coaching and athletic administration master’s degree focuses on strategic player development and sport governance, so you can better understand the logistics of the sports industry and player motivations. We focus our courses on successful coaching philosophies and holistic athlete development.

Core Sport Management Courses

All of our sports management degrees examine the implications of sport in communities and society as a whole. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we integrate a faith-based approach to these issues, as well as training in ethics in sport and sports ministry opportunities. Additionally, we will make sure you are prepared in the legal and financial aspects of sports management.

Non-Thesis Degree Specifics

If you pursue the coaching and athletic administration non-thesis track, you will complete a 6-credit-hour internship. Stand out to employers by completing over 400 hours in a field related to coaching and athletic administration. This is a great way for you to gain hands-on training in your field and invaluable career experience to boost your resume.

Overall, we want you to walk away with a degree that gives you confidence about the situations you will encounter as a leader in sports management. View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

SMGT 621 – Advanced Coaching Theory

SMGT 622 – Strategic Player Development

SMGT 623 – Sport Governance

SMGT 699 – Internship

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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Sport Management Master’s Degrees

  • Our sport management master’s degree program was rated #1 by Sports Management Degree Guide!
  • Liberty University boasts numerous state-of-the-art facilities to support 18 men and women’s athletics teams.
  • Many of these teams and individual athletes compete on the national stage.
  • You will have opportunities to gain real-world experience with our NCAA Division I programs and club sports teams.

Master of Science in Sport Management Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Non-Thesis Coaching and Athletic Administration Degree Graduates

    • Athletic Administrator
    • Collegiate Coach
    • Director of Operations for Facility and Arena Management
    • Professional Sport Manager
    • Recreation and Tourism Manager
    • Sport Communication and Public Relations Practitioner
    • Sport Compliance/Governance Facilitator

    Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)

    • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
    • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. 2.5 to 2.99 may grant admission on caution