If taking college courses online appeals to you, there certainly are plenty of sports degree programs offered through Internet courses.
An increasing number of colleges are offering online degrees, which often appeal to people who may be interested in furthering their education while continuing to work at their career.
I have researched some of the colleges that are offering online degrees at the bachelor’s degree level and higher. As new school programs continue to emerge, I will try to keep this list updated.
The programs are listed in alphabetical order with a brief description of the degrees offered.
American Public University
An accredited online college, American Public University offers a bachelor’s degree in sports and health science and a master’s degree in sports management.
Students in these programs typically pursue careers in coaching, exercise science, pre-sports medicine, and sports management. The school offers flexible weekly schedules and aims for affordable pricing.
Based at 19 locations throughout the United States, Argosy University offers an online program with a Master of Arts (MA) in sports-exercise psychology.
The school said the two-year degree is intended to meet the needs of students seeking employment in a variety of settings, including private practice, athletic departments, coaching, exercise/health, and education, as well as those who will ultimately pursue a doctorate degree.
Located in Pittsburgh, Duquesne University offers a master of science in sports leadership online. The program targets current sports industry professionals interested in furthering their education.
Some of the points of emphasis include: handling ethical and legal issues, strategic marketing, and leadership training.There is more information available on the school site.
Through its online programs, Ohio-based Tiffin University encourages students to shape their own educational experience. Tiffin offers master of business administration with a concentration in sports management.
The program attempts to give students a base that will benefit them in their careers each day. The program includes professional mentors who work with students. It also has a working relationship with the Olympics to provide students valuable experience.
University of Memphis
The University of Memphis offers an online master of science in sport commerce degree geared toward current professionals in sports careers.
The program realizes sports career professionals often work odd hours. The online program allows students to work around their career schedules.
More information is available at the school site.
University of the Rockies
The online school offers a masters in psychology with a concentration in sports and performance psychology. The school also offers a doctorate in this study.
The program helps students develop strategies to be an effective coach, trainer, physical therapist, or related position.