24 months
545 USD/credit
545 USD/credit
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Joining the Sport Management - Coaching and Athletic Administration (Thesis) master’s degree program at Liberty University means you’ll receive the same student-professor relationship and career growth opportunities. We intend to invest into you so you can truly invest back into your athletes! Make a difference with a degree that focuses on what matters.

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Make a Difference by Earning a Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration

Remember that coach who pushed you further than you thought possible and helped you achieve more than you imagined? Can you see the faces of your teammates inspired and ready to succeed due to the hours of conditioning and unshakable comradery built by your athletic director? Now it’s your turn to make a similar impact on the lives of today’s aspiring athletes.

Liberty’s sport management master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration is designed to not only help you succeed professionally but also to allow you to make a lasting impression on your players. With the athletic director career track, you will be tasked with the important role of guiding and directing your school’s sport programs. You’ll gain the leadership skills and confidence needed to be successful in your position.

Why Choose Liberty’s Sport Management - Coaching and Athletic Administration (Thesis) Degree?

In order to land a prestigious job as a coach or athletic director, you will want to develop the soft skills employers are looking for. These include strong communication, teamwork, decision-making, and organizational skills, as well as a strong code of ethics. At Liberty University , our goal for the coaching and athletic administration master’s degree is to help you sharpen each of these skills with industry best practices and resources—all under expert guidance from faculty members with years of field experience.

Career Opportunities for Sport Management Master’s Degree Graduates

  •  Athletic Administrator
  • Collegiate Athletic Administration
  • Director of Operations for Facility and Arena Management
  • High School/College Coach
  • Professional Sport Manager
  • Recreation and Tourism Manager
  • Sport Communication and Public Relations Practitioner
  • Sport Compliance/Governance Facilitator



Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Advanced Coaching Theory
  •  Strategic Player Development
  •  Sport Governance
  •  Thesis Proposal and Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. 2.5 to 2.99 may grant admission on caution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    545 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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