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Take Your Coaching to the Next Level and Earn Your Master’s Degree

Do you want to sharpen your skills as a coach? Our 30-credit hour master’s program is designed for you. It addresses the needs and goals of both pre-service and veteran coaches. You will enhance your skills and knowledge within the four essential areas of coaching which are tactical, technical, psychological and physical. Begin today.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

Not required

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN HEALTH, KINESIOLOGY, AND SPORTS STUDIES Sports Coaching

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Health, Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a Sports Coaching Concentration

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS Sport Coaching

What you will learn

A degree in health, kinesiology and sports studies will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Acquire valuable knowledge and skills in coaching.
  • Investigate diverse sport coaching topics such as psychology and public relations.
  • Gain knowledge related to the current challenges and trends in sport coaching.
  • Develop a set of skills and techniques to excel as a sport coach.
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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: Careers Sports Coaching

Careers

Our graduates go on to work in various sports coaching roles. Many of our graduates work in local school districts, higher education institutions, community parks and recreation, and private club sports.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Athletic Administrator
$45,250

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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Health, Kinesiology & Sports Studies (MS) Sport Coaching:: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: Course Delivery and Resources Sport Coaching

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Course Delivery

Our 30-credit hour graduate program is 100% online. Courses can be taken in the fall and spring semesters as well as summer terms.

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Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: Program Admission Requirements

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

2 Letters of Recommendation

Request two signed letters of recommendation, on letterhead, from professionals who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. Those individuals should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Personal Statement

In 1-2 pages, describe your background, goals and desired concentration: Athletic Administration, Exercise Science, International Sport Management or Sports Coaching.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have a:

  • An awarded master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of at least a 3.25 on the degree
  • An awarded bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of 3.00 or a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate degree
  • A minimum of 3.0 overall GPA on six hours of graduate level health, kinesiology, sport studies coursework at A&M-Commerce, or another regionally accredited university, with departmental approval

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for FAFSA and TAFSA financial aid through the state and federal governments during the admission application process. Use code 003565.
  • Apply for outside scholarships once you are admitted to A&M-Commerce.
  • Check your financial aid and scholarship info through myLeo > Student Resources > Financial Aid Information.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: Program Admission Requirements, International

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15
  • Summer admission consideration: March 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

2 Letters of Recommendation

Request two signed letters of recommendation, on letterhead, from professionals who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. Those individuals should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

Personal Statement

In 1-2 pages, describe your background, goals and desired concentration: Athletic Administration, Exercise Science, International Sport Management, or Sports Coaching.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have a:

  • An awarded master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of at least a 3.25 on the degree
  • An awarded bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of 3.00 or a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate degree
  • A minimum of 3.0 overall GPA on six hours of graduate level health, kinesiology, sport studies coursework at A&M-Commerce, or another regionally accredited university, with departmental approval

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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