Coaching Education Graduate Program has started to admit students since 2017-2018 academic year. Master’s program with thesis is conducted as formal education.

Objectives and Qualifications

The master’s degree program aims students to have enough knowledge level about Coaching Education, follow national and international literature and current trends, use the materials and methods related to Coaching Education trends, understand social, psychological and ethical values of Coaching, have enough qualifications about measurement and evaluation of sport performance, have enough knowledge about management and organization in Coaching Education, report the results of researches in Coaching Education.

Master graduates can work public and private sector related to applying sport branches, and they can work in universities as an academician.

Acceptance Process

Students are admitted to the Coaching Education Graduate Program with a special talent exam.

Application, evaluation and student admission requirements are presented below.

-Application Requirements

Having a Bachelor’s Degree

To have a score of at least 55 points in the test types required for admission on the ALES (Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) or equivalent score on an exam which is considered equivalent to ALES by YÖK (Council of Higher Education).

Foreign language score is not required for Master’s Programs with thesis.

-Evaluation Requirements and Student Admission

Grade Point Average (GPA) of the candidate is evaluated according to grading system over 100 points. For candidates who do not have a grade over 100 points, the equivalence table determined by YÖK is used.

The sum of 50% of ALES score, 20% of GPA, (if any) 10% of foreign language, 20% of interview or special talent exam score is calculated. Foreign language score of the candidates who do not have a foreign language score is accepted as zero.

In order to be successful, the candidate must have a score of at least 65 in the written, interview or special talent exam and the evaluation total must be 60 points or above. In case of equality in the ranking, priority is given to the candidate who has the highest graduation point average (GPA).

The scores obtained from the evaluation are ranked starting from the highest. The number of permanent candidates is equal to the quota and the other students who apply are announced as substitute candidates. (Student announcements on the Institute web site should be followed since more than one substitute student list will be published until the quota is filled within the specified period.)

Candidates who do not make their final registration within the term are deemed to have waived their rights and the substitute candidates are announced.

-Graduation Requirements

The program consists of a total of at least 120 ECTS credits -21 national credits and not less than 60 ECTS credits in an academic year-, including at least eight courses and thesis studies, including a seminar course. The program completion period is four semesters and the program is completed in maximum six semesters.

The student can graduate if s/he completes the ECTS credits in the first two semesters and completes at least one semester in his /her thesis study.

Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Bekir YÜKTAŞIR (Head of the Department)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkal ARSLANOĞLU

Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Ahmet MOR

Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Cansel ARSLANOĞLU


Dr. Serhat ÖZDENK  

Dr. Özge ERCAN

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökhan İPEKOĞLU


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