Experience practical, real world learning where you will apply the knowledge and skills that you learn in your day-to-day coaching. Challenge yourself to reach your full career potential and fast track your success, change the way you coach, forever. You’ll discover strengths you never thought you had and refine the strengths that you bring to the degree. The MSpC program will help unlock the ‘ambition’ within, and refine your leadership skills for the real world. Your success, is our reputation. 

The Master of Sports Coaching, housed within the College of Education and Human Ecology, is a one-of-a-kind degree that gives highly motivated coaches

the professional skills needed for success in the 21st century.

Students will learn from and work with nationally recognized faculty, professional coaches, sports psychologists and more. As a student, you can complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis.

What do a six-time Olympian, former NFL player, national level gymnastics coach, and an aspiring Athletic Director have in common?

If you guessed they might all be sporting A-listers, you’re very close, try just some of the Ohio State University Master of Sport Coaching recent class list.

Built from the ground up to fulfill the ongoing development needs of coaches working with elite athletes, this transformational master’s degree was designed to harness the unique and authentic experiences of its students, all of whom are experienced coaches.

Situated within the campus of the highly successful Ohio State Buckeyes (their football team has topped the Big Ten Conference for the last four years!), the degree has been able to enhance its already stellar faculty by harnessing the internal knowledge of the university’s coaches, along with some international coaching expertise.

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“I saw the new program, Master of Sports Coaching, on twitter today and want to commend you for creating such a valuable program.  I graduated from OSU in ’95 in Exercise Science and wished for a program like this after graduation.  Finding nothing like your program, I instead learned through real life experiences and 20 years later am directing the performance of our Olympic team.  I wish I could require all of our national team coaches to enroll in your program. Congratulations again for launching this program, good luck, and GO BUCKS!”

Scott Schnitzspahn, Ohio State Alumnus and Director of High Performance United States Olympic Committee

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Questions? Contact Dr. Phillip Ward – ward.116@osu.edu