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Department of Kinesiology

Master's in Kinesiology

Coaching, Sport Administration, and Student-Athlete Development Concentrations

Coaching Internship

  • To expand and broaden my ability to recognize and understand opponents philosophies and tendencies by breaking down game film and pre-scouting opponents
  • Through the accumulation of statistics and arranging them in categories requested by the coaching staff,  I hope to develop my skills in understanding and recognizing the skills and tactics that make up good players
  • To learn how to set up a recruiting database to best serve a coaching staff and help make recruiting data and the flow of information easier to access 
  • To learn how the coaching staff interacts with players and families during on campus recruiting 
  • To do an extensive review of literature for practice planning and organization

High School Athletic Administration Internship

  • To learn and mange the multiple duties required to administer high school athletic events.
  • To learn and engage in the day-to-day operations of a high school athletics department.
  • To write job descriptions for all event workers specific to each event as well as to write scripts for announcers for each event.
  • To develop and implement a risk-management plan for a high school athletic department.
  • To gain more experience and a better understanding of facility management.
  • To learn the management skills and functions of high school event administration for both the fall and spring semesters.
  • To understand the process of how to schedule games for all sports seasons for the upcoming year.
  • To understand how the athletic budget is conceived and the processes in which funds are allocated.

Sport Administration Internship

  • Learn how a sports advertising firm successfully creates corporate partnerships between themselves, the corporation, and a sports organization
  • Learn how to successfully create a media kit for clientele use. A media kit is a booklet of information given to potential clients, in order to present the benefits of the product in question
  • Create a network of contacts in the professional and corporate sports industry through [company name] and its affiliates
  • Assist with the organization and daily management of the summer high school coaches’ clinic, sponsored by the football program at MSU.
  • To assist with the organization and management of the football youth clinic and alumni football golf outing.
  • To assist the Director of Football Operations with the planning and daily management of spring football practices and programs.
  • To assist the Director of Football Operations with the advance planning and weekly management of all aspects of team travel.
  • To learn and experience the daily functions, duties and operations of a Director of Football Operations for a NCAA Division I-A football program.

Student Athlete Development Internship

  • To gain experience in the duties of an Academic Coordinator for a major NCAA Division I athletic program
  • To expand my knowledge and experience of how to mentor and operate a mentoring program for at-risk student athletes
  • To obtain a working knowledge of the compliance department within intercollegiate athletics as the rules relate to academic support services
  • To gain experience by assisting with all areas of Life Skills, Career Counseling, Community Outreach, and Personal Development within the Student Academic Support Services at Michigan State University
  • To gain a better understanding of NCAA legislative practices and the process of proposals at they relate to athletic and academic reform
  • To gain a better understanding of budget principles and human resource practices as they relate to operations for the department of Student-Athlete Support Services at Michigan State University.