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Sport Coaching

Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership and Management


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Succeed in Coaching Interscholastic, Collegiate, or Professional Sport

The Sport Coaching major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership and Management. Graduates may seek careers with national governing bodies of Olympic sport or coaching education specialists in national or state organizations/associations. Students majoring in sport coaching may not also major in sport management or minor in coaching.

Contact Info

Adam Beissel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

118 Laws Hall

Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

This major prepares students to succeed in coaching interscholastic, collegiate, or professional sport.

  • KNH 102 Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • SLM 272 Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership in Sport Contexts
  • SLM 275 Introduction to Sport Analytics
  • SLM 375 Psychological Perspectives in Sport and Exercise
  • SLM 447 Sport Pedagogy for Coaches and Practitioners

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Gaining a career position in sport is competitive, and students need a strong yet unique educational experience to be positioned to achieve success in this job market. Our programs are highly regarded by employers, professional schools, and other academic institutions and our graduates go on to rewarding careers in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult).

Additional Opportunities

Additional opportunities for SLAM students are available in and out of the classroom. All SLAM majors are encouraged to be involved with the Sport Leadership and Management student club or the Women in Sport Leadership student organization.

  • The Sport Analytics Summer Academy (SASA)

    A four-week, on-campus summer program designed to engage students with an understanding of how sport organizations analyze, interpret, and communicate data efficiently and effectively in sport while earning 9 credit hours towards a Certificate in Sports Analytics.

    Check out the Certificate
  • Study Abroad in Sport

    SLAM offers several sport-specific study abroad programs including winter term in New Zealand, spring break in Europe, or a spring semester on the Luxembourg campus. Our curriculum provides a global perspective of sport to encourage SLAM students to be culturally competent global citizens.

    Explore Study Abroad
  • Internship Experiences

    SLAM students participate in internships with professional sports teams, the Miami University Athletic Department, sport agencies, and community recreation and sport programs.

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Dan Dalrymple 2022 NSCA Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year
  • I owe my experience at Miami University everything in terms of my career as an NFL Strength Coach. The knowledge I gleaned from coursework in the fields of exercise science, sport psychology, coaching, and sports medicine serve me to this day.

    Dan Dalrymple ’88
    2022 NSCA Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • Top 25 Best Colleges for Sport Management in America


  • 22 Miami has been the training ground for 22 National Coaches of the Year recipients at the professional and collegiate levels

  • Only 1 University in Ohio to offer a Sport Analytics minor and Summer Academy for undergraduate students

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