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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Sport Coaching Education, M.S.


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The Master of Science in Sport Coaching Education is designed to train professionals in the most current and up-to-date coaching and technological skills. Training in methods for assessing, evaluating, coaching, and training a diverse range of athletes will prepare them for an advanced career opportunities in coaching fields within the intercollegiate, interscholastic, and youth sport areas. The curriculum has been designed and developed to enable students to aquire and demonstrate a set of coaching skills through a combination of required courses, research, and experiential components.

This master's degree program is available fully online via Internet.

Students must select either thesis or non-thesis option.

Thesis Option
KIN 698 - Thesis  (6 hrs)
or
Nonthesis Option
KIN 696 - Practicum  (3 hrs)

Career Opportunities

The degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in youth interscholastic, or intercollegiate coaching.

Laboratories, Field Experiences, Internships, Practica

KIN 696 - Practicum  offers the student the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in the actual work environment under the tutelage of an athletic administrator, coach or sport professional. Each semester hour of academic credit requires a minimum of 50 clock hours of on-the-job training and is performed under the framework of a contract mutually agreed upon by the student, faculty supervisor, and agency personnel.

Special Program Requirements

A previous record of academic study or previous experience in coaching is highly recommended for those interested in master coaching preparation.

Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive exam is required for all master's students and must be passed before proceeding to graduation. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.

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