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Online Bachelor's Degree in Coaching

For some, coaching isn’t what they do, it’s who they are. Coaching helps them connect with the next generation of players as well as sport they love. If staying in the game feels like the right call for you, consider a career in coaching. To excel as a coach, in addition to a thorough knowledge of the sport, you’ll need to develop specific leadership attributes, including mentoring skills, an affinity for student-athletes, and a willingness to guide others to success.

At University of the Cumberlands, we know a thing or two about helping future generations reach their full potential, in and out of the classroom. Join us for our Online Bachelor of Science in Coaching Degree Program. Get the help you need to hone your talents and expand your technical and communication skills to make a greater impact on others’ lives … and your career.


Coaching Degree Program Information 

In your sports coaching degree program, coursework covers the foundational knowledge you need to excel as a leader and mentor to the athletes in your care. On the athletic side, you’ll explore issues involving health and performance, nutrition, care and prevention of injuries, movement, and fitness. On the sport side, you’ll cover officiating, leadership, facilities management, mentoring, and more.

Tuition Information 

At University of the Cumberlands, we do everything we can to ensure our programs remain competitive and affordable year in and year out. For our online bachelor’s degree in coaching, tuition comes in at $220 per credit hour.


University of the Cumberlands is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). It is our pleasure and honor to award those candidates who complete this online program with a relevant and accredited coaching degree.



When you have a passion for coaching and working with athletes, you need to nurture it. Coaches are made, not born. What is your plan for becoming the best coach possible, one with the skills to improve the coach-athlete relationship?

Our online bachelor’s degree in coaching offers the same experiences and classes you would’ve gotten in a traditional campus class. Online learning gives you the ability to take classes when and where you can, so you can stay on track with your personal life and your professional goals.


As with any of the programs at University of the Cumberlands, your online coaching degree will have you studying with a caring faculty of industry experts who know how to help you tailor your education toward your interests and career goals. As you build a strong academic foundation and professional insights through the bachelor’s degree curriculum, you’ll learn what it takes to help others achieve their personal best.

Curriculum for this specialized degree program covers essential issues that can crop up in coaching, including:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Sport Management
  • Officiating Games
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Coaching and Leadership
  • And more


Your online coaching degree can help prepare you for a number of career opportunities. From head coach to sports director, as you grow in athlete-centered coaching, you’ll be able to define what your career looks like. Your degree can help you pursue a wide range of positions, including:

  • Assistant Coach
  • Athletics Director
  • Head Coach
  • Health and Physical Education Instructor
  • Sports Management Professor
  • Rec Center Manager
  • Sports Director

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of coaches and scouts is expected to grow faster than the average occupation, adding more than 48,800 positions by 2031. 


Learn and study from a caring faculty of industry experts who know how to help you tailor your online coaching program to fit your interests and career goals. 

learn More About Pursuing your online coaching degree

When you’re ready to help others make the most of their skills, make sure you’re maximizing your own leadership and mentoring abilities with this online coaching degree. Discover why University of the Cumberlands is one of the best test-optional colleges in KY for your degree-seeking educational dreams. Fill out the form on this page for more information about your online bachelor’s degree in coaching program.

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.