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Master's in Coaching & Athletics Administration

Concordia University Irvine

Peter Abe, MCAA Graduate 2010
Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Portola High School

Master's in Coaching and Athletics Administration

Now Offering: MS in Coaching & Exercise Sciences

Transform your sports program and your career through Concordia University Irvine's fully online Master's in Coaching and Athletics Administration.

Committing to growth and challenging yourself to work hard means the Master’s in Coaching & Athletics Administration is not for everyone. It’s not for folks who like to make excuses. It’s not for people who expect anything less of themselves than they expect from their athletes. It’s for people who want to empower others and be a true leader.

15 Month Completion Time
36 Total Units
$565 Cost per Unit

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MCAA Purpose


Equipping and Empowering Leaders in Athletics to Transform Lives


The Masters in Coaching & Athletics Administration (MCAA) program’s vision is to change the world by graduating men and women committed to transforming (causing a lasting and profound change) the lives of young people while pursuing competitive excellence. An average person impacts the lives of 10,000 others during a lifetime. Leaders in sports, however, influence an exponentially higher number than that. MCAA, therefore, has the privilege and responsibility of working with the most influential leaders in America, coaches and athletic administrators.

These MCAA coaches and administrators will become the pillars and paragons of their families, teams, programs, departments, institutions, and communities. As leaders of stellar character armed with the skills and knowledge necessary for their teams to consistently compete at their best, these highly credible leaders’ primary focus will be to build championship human beings; young people whose habits, character, selflessness, and work ethic will be forged, changed, and strengthened to give them the foundation for a lifetime of success, fulfillment, and significance. This vision will come to life in a culture of grace, where every MCAA student is highly valued and treated with dignity as a child of God.

Pyramid of Purpose

In MCAA, staff and instructors do more than share best practices, impart valuable information, and cultivate skill sets; they allow their hearts to shake hands with the hearts of MCAA students, mentoring and inspiring these extraordinary men and women to live fully into all that God has called them to be in the lives of the young people He entrusts to them.

The MCAA’s purpose is also a microcosm of the Mission of Concordia University, Irvine, which, guided by Jesus’ Great Commission,

seeks to empower students for lives of learning, service and leadership.

Meet the Team

For over a decade, we’ve been change-agents for coaches and administrators like you who are ready to energize their career and make their organization better. The things you need to learn, to go from where you are to where you want to go, take experience. All of the instructors in our MCAA program are experienced in coaching and athletics administration and look forward to helping you lean in and get to the goal.

MCAA Faculty

Is It Worth It?

As one of the first to enter the market – the Master’s in Coaching and Athletics Administration at Concordia Irvine has been a leader in the field for over a decade. Each year, more graduate students enroll in our program than in any other educational athletics program of its kind. That means you're joining a network of over 4,000 alumni across the United States and even internationally. But who are we to talk? Take a look at what our alumni have to say about whether the Master’s in Coaching and Athletics Administration is worth it or not.

  • Margueritte Aozasa
    [T]his team has something special, some of the intangibles necessary to win a championship: resilience, competitiveness, the bond between players,

    Margueritte Aozasa, MCAA ’21
    UCLA Bruins women’s soccer coach Margueritte Aozasa, MCAA ’21, led the Bruins to an NCAA title, becoming the first coach in NCAA women’s soccer history to win a national championship in her first year.

  • Misty May
    Suddenly I was back at it. School was exciting again. I appreciated school more this time around because I understood, 'This is going to get me from point A to point B.' Each class helped develop my thinking as a coach.

    Misty May-Treanor '13
    Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Director of Volleyball Operations, Long Beach City College, CA

  • George Ellis
    The faculty...had so much passion and so much energy for developing coaches and leaders within the game. I was already mostly sold on the program, but they just tipped the scale for me. It was the best decision that I've made.

    George Ellis '17
    General Manager, PCG Basketball

See what alumni across the U.S. are saying

When you’re ready to champion your career

The Master's in Coaching and Athletics Administration is a flexible, 15-month online degree. Designed by experienced athletic educators, this coaching degree is for working coaches and athletic administrators who want to advance their careers as transformational thought leaders in the field.

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MS in Coaching & Exercise Sciences

Now Offering: MS in Coaching & Exercise Sciences

The nationally renowned Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration (MCAA) program has expanded to offer a Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences. The M.S. program provides a comprehensive study of human movement in the context of educational athletics. The coursework is designed to provide students with background knowledge and experience for professional careers in educational athletics including teaching, coaching, performance enhancement, fitness and health promotion.

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Building Your Professional Portfolio

We’re not satisfied with handing you a degree and sending you away with a hand-shake. Concordia Irvine wants to prepare you to level up by curating a professional portfolio along the way. Our capstone requirement sends you out armed with a collection of work that gives you a leg up on the competition.

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