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Online Master of Coaching Education

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The Ohio University online Master of Coaching Education program is nationally recognized as a leader in preparing coaches to excel at all levels of competition. The curriculum focuses on areas of coaching that directly impact athletic performance and is built around the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) “8 Domains of Coaching.” As a result, our graduates are equipped with the technical and leadership skills important to maximize team performance and ensure a lasting coaching career.

Why Choose the Ohio online Master of Coaching Education?

Our Master of Coaching Education online program helps coaches build their abilities by teaching advanced technical proficiency, tactical knowledge, and leadership skills. Because most of the coursework is online, this program allows you to continue coaching and stay active in your current position, while developing your knowledge and acquiring new competencies.

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U.S. News & World Report recognized Ohio University among the top national universities for 2017.

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Additionally, Ohio University was named a “2017 Best College” by The Princeton Review.

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Ohio University ranks among the top 3% of higher education institutions globally as rated by the Center for World University Rankings.


Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Hear from Our Students & Grads

“The master’s degree program at Ohio University has opened my eyes tremendously regarding a new approach to coaching athletics. The courses that are offered for the program are detailed, well-organized, and thoroughly planned out for whatever sport you coach. This is a well-rounded program for those who want to improve their coaching abilities.”
— Ellison Huggins 2014 Graduate

“The thing I liked most about the program was that it was an online program that included on-campus seminars. It was very important to me to have a connection to the university and to my classmates, even though most of the work was online. I was really glad to get to meet the program director, some of the professors, and my program cohorts during the seminars. I made coaching connections with people who coach completely different sports and who I would not have met otherwise. Having conversations with them during our coursework, and even now after we’ve all completed the program, is extremely valuable to me. I have a whole new network of coaching colleagues with whom I can communicate.”
— Channing Kimball 2013 Graduate

“I was looking for a master’s program that would allow me to still coach and not lose that step since I’m already a head coach. I also wanted to get a master’s in something that I enjoy doing, and that is coaching.”
— Janelle Higgins 2012 Graduate

“I’ve been presented teaching and coaching opportunities at the collegiate level directly because I completed the MCE program. These doors would not be opening for me had I not received my Master of Coaching Education from Ohio University.”

— Richard McArthur
2013 Graduate

“I was looking for a master’s program that would allow me to still coach and not lose that step since I’m already a head coach. I also wanted to get a master’s in something that I enjoy doing, and that is coaching.”

— Janelle Higgins
2012 Graduate

“I chose this program over other master’s programs because of the ease of online classes and how it fits into what I am doing now. I don’t have to pick up and move somewhere else. I can keep coaching while moving up my education to the next level.”

— Matt Karlgaard
2012 Graduate

“The master’s degree program at Ohio University has opened my eyes tremendously regarding a new approach to coaching athletics. The courses that are offered for the program are detailed, well-organized, and thoroughly planned out for whatever sport you coach. This is a well-rounded program for those who want to improve their coaching abilities.”

— Ellison Huggins
2014 Graduate

“I am so happy about the love and passion for sports that this program ignited in me. I’ve always loved sports, but this program gave me a level of passion for coaching that I’ve never had before. In fact, when I was almost finished with the program, I was excited about getting my master’s degree, but at the same time I didn’t want it to end!”

— Jim Whittaker
2013 Graduate

“The thing I liked most about the program was that it was an online program that included on-campus seminars. It was very important to me to have a connection to the university and to my classmates, even though most of the work was online. I was really glad to get to meet the program director, some of the professors, and my program cohorts during the seminars. I made coaching connections with people who coach completely different sports and who I would not have met otherwise. Having conversations with them during our coursework, and even now after we’ve all completed the program, is extremely valuable to me. I have a whole new network of coaching colleagues with whom I can communicate.”

— Channing Kimball
2013 Graduate

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Curriculum

Built around the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) “8 Domains of Coaching Competencies,” the curriculum makes for a comprehensive coaching education that encompasses the core concepts for successfully coaching elite athletes and winning teams.

COED 5901 Coaching Symposium — 3 credits
COED 6100 Coaching Workshop I — 3 credits
COED 6110 Foundations of Coaching I — 3 credits
COED 6120 Management and Leadership in Sport — 3 credits
COED 6130 Finance for Athletic Coaches — 3 credits
COED 6140 Psychology of Coaching — 3 credits
COED 6150 Injury Prevention and Risk Management — 3 credits
COED 6160 Performance and Conditioning for Athletic Coaches — 3 credits
COED 6170 Ethics and Diversity for Athletic Coaches — 3 credits
COED 6200 Research and Analysis Methods for Athletic Coaches — 4 credits
COED 6340 Performance Recovery: Strategies for Coaches — 3 credits
COED 6400 Coaching Performance Evaluation — 2 credits

Faculty

  • Stephen Harvey,
    Ph.D.
  • Cory Dobbs, Ed.D.
  • Laura Miele-Pascoe, Ph.D.
  • Paul Nesselroade, Ph.D.
  • Linda Schoenstedt, Ed.D.
  • Michael Sheridan, Ph.D.

Stephen Harvey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Recreation and Sports Pedagogy

Recreation and Sports Pedagogy

Dr. Stephen Harvey
Dr. Stephen Harvey has joined the Patton College of Education as an Associate Professor in Sports Coaching. Dr. Harvey is a former junior international field hockey coach and currently works with organizations such as USA field hockey and the United States Olympic Committee in a coach development and education role. Recently Dr. Harvey has successfully completed international coach educator/developer qualification and was previously a coach educator with England Hockey, the National Governing Body of Field Hockey in England. Dr. Harvey is also an experienced, licensed soccer and badminton coach and has coached both these sports at the collegiate level in England. In addition, he is also a licensed physical education teacher in England.

Dr. Harvey moved to Ohio from West Virginia University (2013-2017) where he was an Associate Professor in Physical Education Teacher Education. He previously completed hi PhD at Oregon State University (2003-2006). In 2016 Dr. Harvey was honored as a Research Fellow by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America due to his extensive contributions to research in both physical education and sports coaching. His main research interest surrounds game-based approaches to teaching and coaching. However, his work in coaching has additionally been focused on the systematic observation of coaching behavior, and how coaching behavior is tied to coaches’ biographies. Dr. Harvey has maintained an interest in educational technology and co-developed an app (Axis Coaching) that a trained observer can use to investigate and record coaches’ behavior. Finally, Dr. Harvey’s interest in educational technology has led to him researching with and about teachers and coaches social media use.

Learn more about Dr. Harvey’s publications

Cory Dobbs, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Cory Dobbs is an accomplished researcher of human experience–a relentless investigator of team building and leadership behavior. A skilled researcher, Cory actively engages the process of naturalistic inquiry seeking in-depth understanding of social phenomena such as leadership and team building in their natural setting. Dr. Dobbs is an author, speaker, teacher, trainer and a consultant.

Dr. Dobbs is the Founder & President of The Academy for Sport Leadership. A former basketball coach, Cory’s coaching background includes experience at the NCAA DII, NJCAA, and high school levels of competition. Cory has worked with professional teams, collegiate athletic programs and high schools teaching leadership and team building as a part of the sports experience and education process.

Laura Miele-Pascoe, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Laura Miele-Pascoe is an expert in sport and recreation with specific expertise in sports psychology, personal training, fitness facilities management and injury prevention. She is an accomplished athlete as well as an experienced trainer, coach and teacher.

Dr. Miele holds a Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology, a Master’s in Education: Alternative Education/Minor: Education Administration and an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education. She was a middle school and high school Physical Education teacher from 1997 to 2006, and then returned to education from 2011 to 2014 after managing the Sport Injury Prevention Program for a Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Miele continues to consult schools, athletic directors, coaches, parents, and student-athletes on the importance of preventative tactics in sports. Dr. Miele played Division I basketball at Arizona State; was Tight End for the Arizona Caliente, of the Women’s Professional Football League; and was also a New York Golden Gloves semi-finalist in 2004. She began coaching athletes in 1986 and has been involved as a personal exercise and fitness trainer since 1994.

Paul Nesselroade, Ph.D.

Paul Nesselroade, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Nesselroade has a Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Louisville and is currently professor and chair of the Psychology Department at Asbury University. He is published in a wide variety of journals including the Journal of Coaching Education, The Journal of Psychology and Marketing, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Autonomic Neuroscience, and the Journal of Creative Behavior. He is currently working on an undergraduate statistics textbook to be published by Wiley and Sons.

Dr. Nesselroade also serves as a member of the editorial sub-committee for Soccer Journal, the most widely circulated publication for soccer coaches in the country. In this capacity he has worked to establish an annual issue featuring peer-reviewed soccer-themed research, reflecting his passion to increase the use of empirical-based methods and practices into the coaching profession.

Dr. Nesselroade coached collegiate soccer at the NAIA level for 13 years, winning 5 conference championships and accumulating numerous Coach-of-the-Year awards. He is currently a member of the girls soccer coaching staff at West Jessamine High School; back-to-back winners of the 2016 and 2017 Kentucky High School State Championships.

Linda Schoenstedt, Ed.D.

Program Faculty

Dr. Linda Schoenstedt teaches the Ethics & Diversity in Sport course for the MCE program. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Sports Studies at Xavier University and has been head volleyball coach at the University of Iowa, Wright State University, Montana Tech and Montana State University—Northern. Dr. S. has experience coaching basketball, track & field and men’s baseball and has served as an athletics administrator and facilities director. She was named Coach of the Year at four different institutions including Big Ten Volleyball Coach of the Year and brought three different teams to National Championship Tournaments. She has been Chair of the National Association of Sports & Physical Education, presented internationally on coaching ethics research, written policy monographs for the national organization SHAPE and delivered educational programming to local youth coaches.

Dr. Schoenstedt’s research interests includes standardization of coaching education, coaching ethics, social media in sports, sport spectatorship and consumerism. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her two children.

Michael Sheridan, Ph.D.

Program Faculty

Michael P. Sheridan, Ph.D. has more than 30 years of experience in education as a head college and high school coach, teacher, and administrator. Sheridan is an editorial board member and Associate Editor of the International Sport Coaching Journal, a peer-reviewed journal for coaching education professionals. He is also a member of the editorial board of Future Focus, a refereed journal for the Ohio Association of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Dr. Sheridan recently co-authored a book chapter titled Career Decision Making in Gould and Mallett’s (in press) Sports Coaching Handbook. Sheridan is an elementary physical education teacher in the Tri-Valley School District.

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