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Coaching & Athletics Admin, Exercise Sciences M.A.  M.S.  

36 credit hours
$540 credit hour price

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.

Student Enrollment

Four 11-week terms per year

Application Deadline
Rolling deadline*
*priority given to applications received 30 days prior to start of term

Average Completion
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.
Ashton Makovicka
Lincoln, Neb.
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.
Nathan W. Lamb
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.
Clint Manny
Indianola, Iowa

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