Sport Administration and Coaching, MA

Sport Administration and Coaching, MA

Bob Jones University’s accredited Master of Arts in Sport Administration and Coaching prepares you for leadership in sports and athletic professions through research-based instruction and experiential learning opportunities.

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Aug. 30
Cost Per Credit

Why Earn a Sport Administration and Coaching Master's Degree?

Whether you’re a professional personal trainer, a seasoned coach, or a team manager, you’ve earned practical experience in sports and sports administration.

Your experience working with athletes and clients has given you the desire to expand your reach and use your skills to do more. You want more out of your career, and you’re ready for a program that takes you to the next level.

Our sport administration and coaching program prepares you for leadership in sports and athletic professions. With both research-based instruction and hands-on experience, this program gives you the credentials and confidence you need for your next career phase.


Our program adapts to your timeline and your goals.  All courses are online, so you can adapt earning your degree to your busy schedule.

The 30-credit program helps you develop a philosophy of administration and coaching founded on biblical truth and cultivates Christ-focused service.

Key Outcomes

Skills You'll Acquire:

As part of this program, you will develop a range of valuable skills employers seek.

  • Leadership — Inspire athletes, guide their development, and create a winning environment.  
  • Management — Oversee the smooth operation of a sports program, organization, or facility.  
  • Team Building — Create a cohesive and collaborative unit from a group of athletes.
Careers You Can Pursue:
  • Athletic Director (High School or College)
  • Sports Facility Manager
  • Sports Marketer
  • Sports Event Manager
  • Sports Coach (Youth, College, or Professional)
Months to Complete

With our flexible learning paths, you can complete your degree in as little as 24 months.

Tuition Costs

Cost per credit: $450


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  • All courses are online.

Five required core courses work together with a long list of electives you can choose, allowing you to customize your degree to match your goals and interests. You’ll be connected to professors who are active professionals in coaching and administration in college athletics.

15 credits from the following:
  • ESS 630 Sport Marketing (3)
  • ESS 640 Sport Finance (3)
  • ESS 650 Sport Facility & Event Management (3)
  • ESS 670 Foundations for Sport Coaching (3)
  • ESS 671 Psychology of Coaching (3)
  • ESS 672 Theories & Strategies for Coaching Volleyball (3)
  • ESS 673 Theories & Strategies for Coaching Basketball (3)
  • ESS 674 Theories & Strategies for Coaching Soccer (3)
  • ESS 675 Theories & Strategies for Coaching Golf (3)


Steps to Apply

1.   Review the admission requirements

Prerequisite: Our master’s degree programs require an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Note: International students or students with degrees from unaccredited institutions are considered on a case-by-case basis.

GPA: Our master’s degree programs require a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA:

  • 2.0 GPA for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling programs
  • 3.0 GPA for the Master of Public Health (MPH) programs
  • 2.5 GPA for all other master’s degree programs
  • Note: If your GPA is at least 2.4, we would encourage you to apply as some exceptions are granted 

2.   Start your application

To begin your online application, you will need to create a Bob Jones University account.

3.   Gather your required materials

You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:

Official Transcripts

If you are a new student, you must request an official transcript from the institution granting your undergraduate degree. Your transcript should be sent to the Office of Admission for graduate study approval before admission.

Office of Admission
Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29614

If you are a BJU graduate, your BJU transcript will be reviewed as part of the approval process before admission.

Reference Requests

You will need to submit the names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of two references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each reference requesting they complete a brief online recommendation. References must be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

Reference 1: a church leader (pastor or pastoral staff, non-relative)
Reference 2: an academic recommendation from a school official if you have been enrolled within the past 12 months; if you have not been enrolled in the past 12 months, submit a general reference.

4.   Fill out your FAFSA

If you are interested in Financial Aid, please complete your FAFSA information.

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What makes this program unique from other similar programs?

This program emphasizes a biblical approach to leadership and coaching.

How much will the degree cost?

The cost is $450 per credit hour and our program is 30 hours, with a total tuition cost of $13,500.

What career opportunities can I pursue with this degree?

There are a large number of careers in the sports industry, including work in sport, fitness, recreation organizations, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, and professional sports.

Is an internship required for this program?

Yes, a 150-hour internship is required following completion of your core courses. It must be supervised work in a position related to coaching or sport administration.


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What's the Value of a Master's Degree?

Greater Earnings Potential: On average, those with a master’s degree earn higher income than those with a bachelor’s degree.

Increased Job Stability: Those with a master’s degree have a higher chance of landing a professional role after graduation.

Stay in Demand: A master's degree can help you stay current in your field and relevant in the market. 

Stay Employed: A master's degree reduces the likelihood of experiencing unemployment when compared to those with just a bachelor’s degree.

Stay Ahead Financially: The future gains for those with a graduate degree outpace those with a bachelor’s degree.

Our Master's Degrees Come with a Guide: Our Pathway Partners can support your next steps towards a graduate degree. They help you see the path forward, monitor your progress, and help you know what to do next.

Program Coordinator
Tony Miller
Division of Exercise and Sport Science School of Health Professions
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