Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Coaching


Bachelor of Science


Leadership and Coaching


Dr. Antwon Woods, Chair

The Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership and Coaching at Belhaven University prepares students to specialize in the theory of coaching, developing a sports program, goal-setting, recruiting and budgeting, forecasting, and NCAA compliance.

The courses, in this program, are taught by experts in their fields, and designed to develop and prepare each student towards life post earning this degree. With the rich history of the Sport Business Management department at Belhaven University, our courses are rooted within a business structured curriculum that will prepare you to take on the biggest challenges of the modern sport environment. Our faculty takes special care to design learning activities that will help you to apply the research of leadership and coaching to their professional career, based on a Christian worldview perspective.

As part of the Belhaven University School of Business, the Leadership and Coaching program provides the opportunity for students to grasp leadership from a literary and practical perspective. The focus on both business and sports gives students a variety of careers to pursue such as head or assistant coach in college or high school, recreational director, director of operations, recruiting coordinator, and more. Successful alumni have found careers in sports franchises, retail , business management, and coaching.

What will I study?

  • Coaching Methodology
  • Foundations of Amateur & Professional Sports
  • Principles of Leadership in Sports
  • Managing Coaches and Teams
  • Sports Law
  • Sports Finance
  • Sports Governance and Ethics
  • Business Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Measurement & Evaluation Strategies (for High School aspiring Coaches)
  • Classroom Management  & Organization (for High School aspiring Coaches)

What can I do with a degree in leadership and coaching?

  • High School Head/Assistant Coach
  • Collegiate Head/Assistant Coach
  • Recreational Director
  • Director of Operations
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Coaching Manager

Why choose this degree program from Belhaven University?

  • This program provides a practical application of the principles of coaching by offering an unique experience, as it relates to leadership and coaching content, that will advance their knowledge to the next level.
  • Each student will have access to best practices that will enhance their communication skills, and assist their growth as a leader to impact their team, organization, and community.
  • Students will have personalized instruction that will include one on one interactions with top faculty and academic planning sessions.
  • Faculty are committed to sharing most up to date application in best practices within the sport coaching field.

What kind of opportunities will I have at Belhaven that will contribute toward my career?

  • Opportunity to join Phi Beta Lambda, a business club that prepares students for business and professional careers
  • Participate in the speaker series during the fall and spring semesters
  • Internships in coaching and athletic administration