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What Can I Do With A Coaching Degree?

Coaches and Scouts1

The skills you’ll receive in this online undergraduate degree in coaching program will help you pursue entry-level coaching positions in the field or sport you love. In 2030, the annual median salary was $34,970. And the job outlook for coaches and scouts, as a field, is looking up — expected to grow 26% over the next decade, faster than most other career fields.

Fitness Trainers and Instructors2

The coursework you’ll cover in your online associate’s degree program in coaching will give you the skills you need to pursue an education and professional certification as a personal trainer or fitness instructor, a job that paid an annual median wage of $40,390 in 2028. With many more opportunities in this field than ever before, the need for qualified fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 13 percent by 2028.


Coupled with relevant experience and a solid foundation of communication and professional skills, an Online Associate’s Degree in Coaching from University of the Cumberlands could give you the foundation you need to pursue a number of careers in and out of team sports or athletics, including:

  • Assistant Coach
  • Athletics Director
  • Head Coach
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor

"26 Percent"  Projected Growth Rate for Coaches and Scouts by 20301

1Coaches and Scouts
2Fitness Trainers and Instructors