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Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology (Physical Education) and Health Promotion Specialisation in Coaching

Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology (Physical Education) and Health Promotion Specialisation in Coaching

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
Welcome to the University of Kentucky’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. We appreciate your interest in our graduate programs; please take time to explore our web site. You will gain information about faculty and staff, course descriptions and syllabi, graduate program options, graduate program application materials, graduate assistantships and information about our various laboratories. We have a thriving graduate program with 12 graduate faculty members within the Department and well over 100 graduate students presently enrolled. Our program allows students to explore specific career options within a small classroom environment which fosters personal and individual attention. The Department places the highest value on ethics, professionalism and interdisciplinary work. The University seeks to gain top 20 statuses, and our graduate programs are dynamic and competitive with other programs throughout the nation. Our goal is to enable all graduate students to become successful in their academic and professional career. The Coaching Specialization Program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky focuses on developing teachers and coaches. Our aim is to help teaching and coaching master’s students develop the knowledge and skills to be more effective practitioners and researchers in the field of coaching. Coaching Specialization Curriculum The master’s degree with a specialization in coaching is directed primarily at preparing students to be coaches at the elementary school, middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. Students who have an initial teacher certification in Physical Education have the opportunity to pursue a Rank II advanced teacher certification while completing their master’s degree in coaching. The coaching specialization offers students the choice between the Thesis Option (24 hours of course work, 6 hours thesis) and a Course Work Option (30 hours of approved course work, written exams, and an oral exam). There are 6 hours of research and statistics classes and 9 hours of core classes that are required. Beyond that, the student will choose electives in consultation with the advisor. Even though possible electives are listed for each separate specialization, it may be permissible to take electives from any of the three areas of specialization listed under Teaching, Coaching, and Sport Leadership. Design of the program MUST be done in conjunction with the advisor. Students choosing the thesis option are required to discuss specific thesis topics and related course recommendations with their advisor. Choosing the proper courses will ensure that students have the skills needed to complete the thesis in a timely manner.