Graduate Degree - Sport Coaching and Leadership - Master of Science

Sport Coaching and Leadership - Master of Science
Program Code:
6767 Sport Coaching and Leadership
Program Level:
Award Type:
Master of Science
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College of Education
Department of Kinesiology
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College of Education

Department of Kinesiology

Graduate Study
Sport Coaching and Leadership - Master of Science

The Master of Science degree in Sport Coaching and Leadership provides opportunities for students to develop expertise in learning and using scientific knowledge and best practices related to coaching and developing athletes and leading sports programs at the intercollegiate, interscholastic, community sports, and university levels. It facilitates interdisciplinary knowledge in various issues related to coaching across the lifespan. Practical experiences are available at high schools, within the university athletic department, and in other sports-related organizations and agencies.


To be considered for admission to the Master of Science degree in Sport Coaching and Leadership students must:
  1. have completed a bachelor’s degree in the United States or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  2. have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average.
  3. submit one letter of recommendation from a current colleague or supervisor.
  4. submit a statement of professional goals that clearly describe the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the master’s degree and the goals that the degree will help them attain.
Upon acceptance, students must submit evidence of current CPR, first-aid, and blood borne pathogen training and maintain such certification throughout their enrollment in the program.

Applications are reviewed by faculty who look for indications of high probability of success. Factors that are significant in determining admission are:
  1. A grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Professional goals that are consistent with the objectives of the master’s program.
  3. Evidence of a philosophical understanding of developmentally appropriate sport experiences.
Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Sport Coaching and Leadership

The program is available only under Plan B (without thesis). The student must complete 30 credits distributed as follows:
1. All of the following courses (30 credits):      
  KIN 829 Safety and Injury Control     3
  KIN 854 Legal and Administrative Issues for Administrators and Coaches 3
  KIN 855 Psychosocial Bases of Coaching Athletes 3
  KIN 856 Physical Bases of Coaching Athletes 3
  KIN 857 Promoting Positive Youth Development through Sport 3
  KIN 865 Stages of Athlete Development 3
  KIN 868 Skill Development in Athletes   3
  KIN 872 Coaching Science: Applied Research 3
  KIN 880 Sport Leadership Practicum     3
  KIN 896 Integrative Capstone in Sport Coaching and Leadership 3
2. Completion of a final examination or evaluation.