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2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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
HPR 698 - Thesis  (6 hrs)
or
Nonthesis Option
HPR 696 - Practicum  or HPR 700 - Sport Management Internship  (9 hrs)

Career Opportunities

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

Laboratories, Field Experiences, Internships, Practica

HPR 691 - Research  and HPR 694 - Field Problems  provide the student with an opportunity to perform applied research and problem solving under academic supervision in an area of career interest within the sport industry.

HPR 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.

Comprehenisve 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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