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Athletic Coaching EducationMajor

This program will prepare you to coach athletes of varying ages and ability levels, including youth, masters, scholastic, intercollegiate and athletes with disabilities and special needs.


What is Athletic Coaching Education at WVU like?


Athletic Coaching Education will prepare you for a variety of roles in the coaching profession. Settings may include coaching athletes of varying age and ability levels, including youth, masters, scholastic, intercollegiate and individuals with disabilities and special needs. Additional roles may include strength and conditioning, director of operations, etc.

The bachelor’s degree consists of a sequenced curriculum that focuses on professional knowledge, sport-specific science and pedagogical skills mixed with interpersonal and intra-personal skill sets. Practicum experiences provide opportunities to learn and apply the principles and practices of coaching across a wide range of participation and performance-based settings. Professional networking and social skills are emphasized.

Athletic Coaching Education program highlights:

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What makes Athletic Coaching Education at WVU unique?

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

In addition to guaranteed admission agreements WVU has transfer articulation agreements with:


How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Athletic Coaching Education major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

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What are the courses like in Athletic Coaching Education at WVU?

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Popular Courses

ACE 256:
Principles and Problems of Coaching

Designed to teach students the principles and problems of interscholastic athletic coaching.

ACE 369:
Basic Strength/Condtng-Coaches

Present basic exercise performance methodologies to assist in coaching athletics. Types of training include speed drills, agility drills, conditioning workouts, flexibility exercises, balance- improvement drills, and proper training-environment safety techniques.

ACE 410:
Training Theories for Coaches

Application of sport training theories to building, designing and assessing athlete training plans, seasonal team development and long term athlete development from physical literacy to peak performance at all participation levels.

SM 426:
Liability in Sport

An overview of the legal system as it applies to sport, including contracts, tort law, drug testing, types of athletes, product liability, and legal duties of coaches, facilities supervisors, and athletic directors.

Cost and Aid

How much does Athletic Coaching Education at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2019-20 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $402
Per Semester $4,824
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,648
Per Credit $1,091
Per Semester $13,092
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,184
Per Credit $1,091
Per Semester $13,392
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,784
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Ways to Save

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Athletic Coaching Education can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Athletic Coaching Education has transfer articulation agreements with:

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What are the requirements to apply for Athletic Coaching Education at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Athletic Coaching Education major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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