Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Education
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Coaching and Sport Studies Bachelor's Degree Program

Four-year degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)

The University of Mary’s Coaching and Sport Studies program is specifically designed for students wanting to pursue a career in coaching, athletic administration, sports programming, or administration of youth, school, or community-based sports programs.

Whether it’s coaching youth, recreational, high school, club, or collegiate sports, graduates of the program will position themselves for success with a bachelor’s in Coaching and Sport Studies from the University of Mary.

The program is designed to educate students in the most current psychological and motivational strategies in coaching, and provide them with the professional knowledge and experiential education they need to lead others in a wide variety of subject areas, including:

  • Injury prevention and safety
  • Physical conditioning activities
  • Human growth and development
  • Teaching and coaching methods
  • Organization and administration of athletic programs

The Coaching and Sport Studies program is integrated within the University of Mary’s Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine core curriculum. Students will master the skill sets they need to serve and engage persons from every walk of life: athletes, fellow coaches, administration, and members of the community.

Why earn a degree in coaching and sport studies?

By earning your bachelor’s in Coaching and Sport Studies at the University of Mary you will:

  1. Stand out in the field of coaching.

    Set yourself apart from the competition as the demand for coaching professionals with a bachelor’s degree rises.

  2. Master the skills you need to succeed.

    Demonstrate a broad range of applied subject knowledge and best practices including coaching methods, motivational techniques, character building and physical conditioning.

Career Outlook

As of May 2019, employment of coaches and scouts is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Coaching and Sport Studies, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: