Concordia University, Nebraska is now proudly partnering with Concordia University Irvine in California in offering the nation’s number one graduate program for educational athletics. Through this unique collaboration, Concordia University, Nebraska and Concordia University Irvine are thrilled to combine their missions and values of developing leaders in the fields of coaching, athletics, and exercise sciences.
Offering both a Master of Arts in Coaching & Athletics Administration and a Master of Science in Coaching & Exercise Sciences, both degrees can be completed 100% online and will be conferred through Concordia University Irvine. Concordia Irvine is a proud partner of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).
Thousands of coaches and athletic administrators have completed this nationally-recognized program through Concordia University Irvine and are now affecting positive change in top-rated institutions across the United States. There has never been a better opportunity to join this network of coaches and leaders in educational athletics while advancing your own career and pursuing your calling.
Four 11-week terms per year
*priority given to applications received 30 days prior to start of term
Time 15 months
Regionally accredited through Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
The Nation's #1 Program
As one of the first and largest programs in the nation, Concordia Irvine has been a leader in the field for over a decade. Each year, more graduate students enroll in this program than in any other educational athletics program of its kind. That means you're joining a network of over 3,000 alumni across the United States and even internationally.
As coaches across the country look for a leg up, I believe I found mine in doing my master's degree coursework through Concordia University. The staff and curriculum have provided a unique opportunity to look at coaching styles and assess what I like and where I need to improve.
The MCAA program at Concordia University Irvine has shown me benefits in many ways. The ideas and skills I learned through the completion of the MCAA program have rolled over into my coaching duties and aided in the continued development of our football and track programs. I was also able to assume the role of Activities Director and increase my teaching salary due to the completion of a graduate degree.
Waverly-South Shore School, S.D.
The timely service of everyone involved in the MCAA program at Concordia is second to none. Everyone has been extremely helpful, genuine, and understanding of individual needs and circumstances. Each course has helped me improve as a professional teacher and coach and has in turn made me a more valuable asset to the athletes I serve.
See what students across the U.S. are saying about Concordia Irvine's program.
Nothing opens doors like a master's degree from the nation's best coaching and educational athletics program.
M.A. Coaching & Athletics Administration
The Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration prepares students with advanced academic and practical training in these areas. Our program is designed for coaches and administrators working at every level in athletics—high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic. Each course provides training that is immediately applicable to your current position, whether you are new to the field or have years of experience.
M.S. Coaching & Exercise Sciences
The Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences program provides a comprehensive study of human movement in the context of educational athletics. The coursework is designed to provide students the knowledge and experience needed for professional careers in educational athletics, including teaching, coaching, performance enhancement, fitness, and health promotion.
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Master's in Public Health
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Explore the MBA
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