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Courses & Program Plan

Preferred Program Plan

The program is designed to be taken over a 2-year + 4-month period as outlined below.

  • Summer Semester 1 (May-August)
    • KIN 872 – Coaching Science: Applied Research (hybrid or online)
    • KIN 829 – Safety & Injury Control (online)
  • Fall Semester 1 (August-December)
    • KIN 855 – Psychosocial Bases of Coaching Athletes (online)
  • Spring Semester 1 (January-May)
    • KIN 865 – Stages of Athlete Development (online)
    • KIN 868 – Skill Development in Athletes (online)
  • Summer Semester 2
    • KIN 856 – Physical Bases of Coaching (online)
    • KIN 880 – Coaching Practicum (online) should be taken in a semester when the student is actively coaching. It must be completed before enrolling in the capstone course (KIN 896).
  • Fall Semester 2
    • KIN 857 – Positive Youth Development through Sport (online)
  • Spring Semester 2
    • KIN 854 – Legal and Administrative Issues for Coaches and Administrators (online)
  • Summer Semester 3
    • KIN 896 – Integrative Capstone in Sport Coaching and Leadership (hybrid)

ACCELERATED OPTION

Although not recommended, ambitious students could complete the program in 16 months if they were able to meet course prerequisite requirements. A 16-month plan is outlined below:

  • Summer Semester 1 (May-August)
    • KIN 872 – Coaching Science: Applied Research (hybrid or online)
    • KIN 829 – Safety & Injury Control (online)
    • KIN 856 – Physical Bases of Coaching (online)
  • Fall Semester 1 (August-December)
    • KIN 855 – Psychosocial Bases of Coaching Athletes (online)
    • KIN 857 – Positive Youth Development through Sport (online)
    • KIN 880 – Coaching Practicum (online) should be taken in a semester when the student is actively coaching. It must be completed before enrolling in the capstone course (KIN 896). A student must have completed or be currently enrolled in courses that will surpass 50% of required credits in order to enroll in this course.
  • Spring Semester 1 (January-May)
    • KIN 854 – Legal and Administrative Issues for Coaches and Administrators (online)
    • KIN 865 – Stages of Athlete Development (online)
    • KIN 868 – Skill Development in Athletes (online)
  • Summer Semester 2
    • KIN 896 – Integrative Capstone in Sport Coaching and Leadership (hybrid)

Graduate Certificate Program

In its current configuration, the graduate certificate program is designed to be completed fully online over the course of one year. Students in this program may take these courses in any sequence.

  • KIN 854 – Legal & Administrative Issues – Spring Semester
  • KIN 855 – Psychosocial Bases of Coaching – Fall Semester
  • KIN 856 – Physical Bases of Coaching – Summer Semester

Courses

These courses are typically offered in the semesters specified. For an up-to-date schedule of course offerings, please see the MSU course schedule website, and enter the appropriate course number and semester.