In the advanced-level coaching graduate concentration, students will complete an internship, typically with college or university athletic teams. Many students in the program are also engaged as teaching fellows for athletic teams at Springfield College, gaining further experience as assistant coaches. The coaching experienced gained through the fellowships and/or internship is pivotal in successfully seeking employment in the field.

Our recent graduates have gone on to use their master’s degree in physical education with a concentration in advanced-level coaching to work at colleges and universities. Some of the roles they currently fill include head volleyball coach at Smith College; head women’s soccer coach at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; head field hockey Coach at DePauw University (Ind.); director of volleyball operations at Penn State; head men’s and women’s cross country coach at University of New Haven; assistant men’s basketball coach at Connecticut College; and assistant men’s track and field coach at University of Maine.