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Coaching is a form of teaching usually related to the sports industry. It focuses on preparing and training professionals to help others overcome challenging situations. As a discipline, it teaches students to make use of effective techniques and tools to help learners discover solutions to achieve personal or professional goals. A coach helps learners reach their full potential through practical exercises. A coaching degree instils students with the fundamentals of coaching and provides the foundation skills and practical experience needed to become successful and credentialed in the industry.

Coaching is multi-disciplinary and draws from other disciplines like education, management, training, psychology, social science, and counselling. To be successful, a coach needs to apply his knowledge to himself so that he can provide professional coaching to others.

By pursuing a degree in coaching, coaches not only learn to teach students but also help them develop unique skills like how to create their own coaching models, how to discover a niche people might be interested in, and also to understand human psychology. Besides, these students also develop practical, analytical, and emotional skills. A good coaching programme involves theoretical as well as practical training through internships and other cooperative learning activities.


Study Levels:

Candidates interested in pursuing a degree in Coaching can do so by undertaking coaching programs at different levels:
Pre-Bachelors Degree in Football Coaching and Development
Bachelors in Sports and Exercise Sciences
Bachelors in Sports and Leisure Management
Bachelors of Arts in Physical Education
Bachelors of Science in Sports and Physical Education
Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelors of Science in Sports Development and Coaching
Bachelors of Science in Sports Coaching
Master of Science in Advanced Coaching in Strength and Conditioning
Master of Science in Business Psychology with Coaching
Master of Science in Sports Management
Master of Science in Advanced Performance Football Coaching
Master of Science in Sports Science and Performance Coaching
Master of Science in International Basketball Coaching and Management
Master of Education in Sports Management
Master of Business Administration in Online Coaching Mentoring and Leadership
Master of Research in Sport and Exercise Science
Doctorate in Coaching
Doctorate in Professional Coaching Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Training
Postgraduate Diploma / Certificate in Elite Sports Coaching Practice


Candidates pursuing a degree in Coaching have a range of specialisation options to choose from. Specialising in any particular field gives them the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the subject.

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The areas of specialisation include:

Clinical Exercise Physiology
Performance Fitness
Sport Administration
Physical Education and Coaching
Sport Administration
Sport Pedagogy
Exercise Physiology

Sport (Exercise) Science
Sport Studies
Injury Prevention and Safety
Physical Conditioning Activities
Human Growth and Development
Teaching and Coaching Methods
Organisation and Administration of Athletic Programs



A degree in Coaching coupled with relevant work experience and communication and professional skills offers a range of career opportunities for students. Job roles include:


    Assistant Coach
    Athletics Director
    Head Coach
    Health and Physical Education Instructor
    Sports Management Professor
    Sports Director
    Acting Coach
    Advance Scout
    Baseball Coach
    Baseball Scout


    Basketball Coach
    Boxing Trainer
    Cheerleading Coach
    College Athletic Recruiter
    Diving Coach
    Football Coach
    Football Scout
    Softball Coach
    Swimming Coach
    Track and Field Coach
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