online Master Of Science in Athletic Development Management

Are you interested in private coaching to train athletes to maximize their potential? The popularity of shows like American Ninja Warrior demonstrates the passion some athletes have to push the boundaries of their achievement.

With the Master of Science in Athletic Development Management, American Public University is leading the way as a pioneer in educating and preparing individuals who wish to train athletes or manage a private coaching business to develop athletes to maximize their potential.

Athletic competition from the youth to the professional level is daunting. To be successful, today’s athletes must have a quality work ethic, resilient psychological approach, and healthy nutrition habits. As a graduate of this program, you will become knowledgeable in sport science, nutrition, sport psychology, and business in order to train athletes to reach their optimal level of performance.

You will learn how to

  • train athletes in both small group and large settings
  • implement business best practices for owning and managing a sport-specific training facility or private coaching/training business

This unique online program allows you to work at your own pace. Coursework includes

  • exercise science
  • sport psychology
  • coaching strategy
  • sports finance

You will be led by faculty with coaching, personal training, athlete development and performance, and facility management work experience.

This program is an attractive option for those holding a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Sciences or related disciplines.

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Dianne King-McGavin
APU, B.S., Sports and Health Science, 2017

APU has allowed me to complete my education in an online setting and around the schedule of a full-time career. Not only are the classes interesting and informative, but the instructors are knowledgeable and leaders in their fields.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach.*

Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

Consistently Affordable Rates

APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Undergraduate $270 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $350 per credit hour $325/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. If you're taking an undergrad course for credit, textbooks and ebooks are included at no cost. This can save you about $1,200 per year if you’re enrolled full time, according to the College Board’s 2018-2019 Trends in College Pricing.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers and their spouses/dependents, Guard members, Reservists, and veterans receive a tuition grant. We also waive technology fees for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve servicemembers using military tuition assistance (TA).
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*On January 1, 2020, our per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate will be $285 and master’s/graduate certificate rate will be $370. The technology fee will be $65 per course. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a military tuition grant, which caps undergraduate and master’s-level tuition at $250 per credit hour. The military grant covering veterans will continue through December 31, 2019.

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