Sport and Coaching Sciences

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This graduate option is designed for students with experience in applied concepts of sport  and coaching/teaching science. For example, athletic coaches and administrators at any level of sport--competitive, developmental, or recreational--athletic trainers, health enhancement or physical education teachers, or those in the private sector who are involved or interested in the application of sport and teaching sciences are welcome. This program offers significant flexibility depending on the abilities and interests of the student.

Admissions

Admissions decisions are based on:

  1. Undergraduate preparation (GPA and strength of pre-requisite course work)
  2. GRE equal to or greater than 800 preferred
  3. Goodness of fit and how consistent interests and goals of student align with research and outreach goals of faculty (to be addressed in personal essay)
  4. Relevant professional experience
  5. Strength of letters of recommendation
Curriculum
Fall  
EDCI 501 Educational Statistics I 3
HHD 501 Prof Comm Skills in HHD 3
HTH 455 The Ethic of Care 3
or KIN 440R Sport Psychology
Spring  
HEE 506 Exercise and Chronic Disease 3
HHD 512 Research Methods in HHD 3
Electives 3
Fall  
COA 405 Advanced Concepts in Coaching 3
Electives 3
Spring  
KIN 575 Professional Paper and Project 3-10
or KIN 590 Master's Thesis
Electives 3
Total Credits 30