masters of positive coaching

JUNE, 2020

Now may be the time for you to continue your education or pursue that Master’s Degree you’ve always wanted. I’ve been an adjunct professor since 2012 teaching Positive coaching and athletic leadership: Online Master’s Degree. Check out the link if this is something you or a friend might be interested in.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission; Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Estimated program cost: $13,590.90*

* This price is for illustrative purposes only and is based on academic year 2019 information. It includes standard in-state graduate tuition of $352.60 per credit hour plus $41.20 per-credit-hour Truman School supplemental fees and $13.20 per-credit-hour information technology fees. It does not include application fees, textbooks or course materials. Additional fees may apply. Course fees vary from department to department. Your actual costs may differ depending on your course choices. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A master’s degree in positive coaching and athletic leadership from MU can help you advance your career leading athletes, students and other team members. If you want to help people achieve their optimal performance both as individuals and as team members, this may be the program for you.

Career prospects

The program is well-suited for athletic and fitness coaches, trainers and coordinators at all levels of sport participation, as well as athletic educators and administrators.

This degree has potential benefits for

  • Athletes
  • Athletic and performance coaches
  • Club coordinators
  • Athletic educators and administrators
  • Fitness and wellness coordinators
  • eSports coaches

Program structure and topics

The online master’s in positive coaching and athletic leadership is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based, offered in 8- and 16-week sessions.

Most students study part time, taking two classes per semester, and earn their master’s degrees in just two-and-a-half years. Full-time students can complete the program in just one year.


Course work covers:

  • Foundations in Sport Performance (taught by Dr. Pat Ivey)
  • Administration of athletics programs
  • Athlete training and conditioning
  • Character and ethics in sport and leadership
  • Emotional health and well-being of the athlete
  • Gender and multicultural issues in sports
  • Wellness and self-care of coaches

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