M.Ed. in Sport Management - Athletic Coaching

The degree program is designed to meet the needs of full-time students as well as working professionals, including athletic directors, coaches, athletic trainers and sport industry professionals. The program will appeal to individuals involved in the coaching of youth, interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional athletics, their governing bodies, exercise science, sport psychology and related sport enterprises. Studies leading to this M.Ed. are interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise in sport science, educational theory and research. A thesis option is available.

Athletic Coaching Program Curriculum

“Having experience of 30 years in collegiate coaching, the program offered me new challenges, as well as inspiration within athletics and academic pursuits. I love that the program meets so many needs for those who have a passion in athletics at all levels. It is one of the most rewarding experiences and accomplishments for me and I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who loves athletics at any level.”

- Shelly Behrens | Class of 2021, M.Ed. Sport Management - Athletic Coaching

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is open to those applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must submit supporting documents as required for general admission to a graduate program. Please note that at least one academic reference is required and cannot be from the Millersville Sport Management Department. Applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher need only complete the online application and submit the required accompanying documents. Applicants with a cumulative gpa between 2.75 – 2.99 will choose to either take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or complete a face-to-face interview with a short writing assignment on a topic appropriate to the sport management program.