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Master’s Degree Program in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Coaching

The Department of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University in partnership with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association is offering a Master’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching. This program is founded on the need to prepare, at the post-graduate level, quality coaches for leadership roles to meet the challenging demands of coaching in the 21st century. Such a need is accomplished through this highly relevant program that combines theory and practice by drawing on the collective talents of both partners. To further accommodate the challenging schedule of the working coach the entire program is taught online. Currently, students in the online program will pay in state rates. The master’s program is a 36–hour, non–thesis option curriculum emphasizing the development of skills, techniques and concepts necessary to become a master coach. The degree plan systematically infuses the theoretical bases of coaching with the most relevant softball practices.

The 36-hour master's program consists of the following coursework:

36 credit program

Required Kinesiology Core (6 credits)

KINS 5023                       Methods of Research

KINS 5033                       Applied Statistical Principles

Required Coaching Core (21 credits)

KINS 5203                       Theory of Coaching

KINS 5243                       Sport Injury Prevention and First Aid

KINS 5273                       Sport Conditioning and Nutrition

KINS 5263                       Sport Psychology

KINS 5903                       Organization and Administration for Effective Team Management

KINS 5293                       Technical Skill Analysis

KINS 5303                       Coaching Tactical Skills


Culminating Experience (6 credits)

8 NFCC workshops in conjunctions with 2 professional affiliation classes

KINS 5123 (taken twice)


Electives (3 credits of approved electives)

Listed below are some of the approved electives

LS 5533                           Internet Research

KINS 5213                       Principles for the Development of Optimal Performance

KINS 5463                       Legal Issues in Sport (usually offered in summer)

KINS 5453                       Sport Finance (usually offered in spring semester)

KINS 5433                       Sport Promotion & Publicity (usually offered in fall semester)