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Sport Coaching

MA Sport Coaching

Upcoming Event

  • DU

    Psychology of Sport Coaching Clinic

    Saturday, April 8th 
    8 AM - 3 PM 
    Ritchie School, University of Denver
    Click for details & registration

    Join us for a one-day clinic on the Psychology of Sport Coaching, hosted by the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching program. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved 0.6 CEU(s) for certified individuals attending this event.


    -S&C and sport coaches
    -Personal trainers
    -and others interested in enhancing their performance in sport and life!


    "Coach Evaluation to Professional Development to Progress"
    Andy Gillham, PhD, CC-AASP, CSCS; Ludus Consulting, LLC

    "Psychology of Tactical Strength & Conditioning"
    Tyler Christiansen, CSCS, TSAC-F

    "The Role of the Coach and Support Staff in Identifying and Treating an Athlete with an Eating Disorder"
    Jessica Dale Bartley, PsyD, CC-AASP & Melissa Streno, PsyD, CC-AASP

    "Managing Stress for Coaches' Optimal Performance"
    Katie Hardie, MA, MBA, CSCS, CC-AASP 


    All attendees may also attend any sessions of DU's AASP Southwest Regional Conference at no additional charge, 4/7 + 8!


    Professionals: $75
    Student rate: $50
    *Free to those registered for AASP Southwest Regional Conference

    Register online now!

    Please contact  with any questions. 

Greetings from the Director

Watch a video message from the Director

Thank you for expressing interest in the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching at the University of Denver. The Sport Coaching program is housed in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), which has a rich history of innovative professional preparation. Psychologists and sport psychologists were pioneers to study coach effectiveness and coach education. In recent years, coach education at a University setting has become more popular, and more important to produce quality coaches. The Sport Coaching program is the only Master’s level degree program in coaching offered in a school of psychology in the country. Our program builds upon the innovative preparation of the GSPP and the successful Master of Arts in Sport & Performance Psychology, but diverges in important ways.

The Sport Coaching curriculum was built from the ground up with student success and coach success in mind. From idea to implementation, nearly two years went into planning and designing the curriculum, collaborating with leading experts in teaching, learning and student success, hiring quality instructors with experience in sport and coaching settings, and crafting our courses. Students may complete all of the degree requirements fully online. Our program earned the distinction of achieving the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Education Recognition Program (ERP) as an Applied Graduate Studies Program.

We are committed to the personal and professional growth of our students and coaches in the online classroom, and on the field, court, rink, pitch, mat, pool, range and everywhere else sport is played! Please contact me to discuss our program and your potential fit and application. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Coach Gearity

Dr. Brian Gearity, CSCS, RSCC, ATC, USAW, USATF
303.871.4027 (office)