Master of Education / Athletic Coaching
Northcentral University

Program Details

The Master of Education (MEd) 30 credit program is suited to students who want to combine a strong understanding of current theory and practice in education and/or organizational leadership with their personal needs and career focus. The Master of Education also provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for doctoral level study. Northcentral offers a standard MEd track with 13 specializations and an accelerated track with 2 specializations designed to be completed in only one year. (The PK-12 Principal Leadership specialization that prepares candidates to meet Arizona State certification requirements requires an additional 6 credit hours).

At its most basic level, successful coaching requires some experience and basic leadership skills, but at advanced levels, coaching sports in an educational setting often requires more advanced leadership skills and knowledge in everything from nutrition to ethics and performance enhancement. The MEd in Athletic Coaching at Northcentral University provides you with a formalized training process for the coaching profession. 

In this specialization, you will enhance your coaching leadership skills, and explore practical, successful coaching strategies, the latest performance enhancement techniques for the athlete, and the application of ethics and values in all aspects of coaching sports. The curriculum is taught One-to-One by professionals who have had many years of successful experience in the athletic coaching profession and who will provide you with the feedback you need to take what you learn and apply it to real life coaching situations.


  • Admission to the Master of Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).