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Master in Coaching & Fitness Leadership

Achieve Meaningful Victory with a Coaching Career!

If you’ve been checking out sports coaching degrees online for a program that can help you make a difference in the lives of athletes and in your career goals, you’ve found it.

The Master's Degree in Coaching & Fitness Leadership program from the University of the Cumberlands can give you the expertise you need to be successful in coaching any stage of individual and team sports – amateur, college, or professional.

Your online master’s degree in coaching emphasizes practical application from strong academic content, giving you the tools you need to coach, teach and influence individual or team performance. You’ll learn what it takes to develop an ethical and effective leadership style … how to help athletes prepare to reach their goals … and what it takes to guide individual and team performance during your master’s in coaching. Education for your master’s in coaching degree online program will engage you in topics ranging from exercise physiology and fitness to coaching and management strategies to help prepare you to:

  • Analyze the role of behavior in health, fitness, and performance
  • Perform appropriate health and fitness assessments
  • Design and implement coaching programs for diverse populations and needs
  • Apply ethical leadership strategies for sports activities
  • Explore coaching or health and wellness careers


What can you do with a master’s in coaching & fitness leadership? With your master’s degree in coaching & fitness leadership, you have the ability — and credentials — to pursue a number of athletic- or fitness-related careers. Some career options include:

  • Head Coach  
  • Scout
  • Athletics Director
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Community Health Consultant


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Prepare for a coaching career with your Master's in Coaching Degree Online. To learn more about any of our online exercise science or education degree programs - from an MS in Coaching to Psychology degrees - call 855.791.7199 or simply fill out the form on this page.

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Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.