Master of Science in Kinesiology (Coaching)


The M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching is a 36 semester credit hour option emphasizing the development of skills, techniques, and concepts necessary to become a master coach.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Accurately apply knowledge to the betterment of the field of Kinesiology.
  2. ​Assess needs in the Kinesiology field and recommend appropriate solutions.


All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.

This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

36 semester credit hours (SCH). The majority of the program is taught online.

Kinesiology Core
KINS 5023Methods of Research3
KINS 5033Applied Statistical Principles3
Coaching Emphasis
KINS 5203Theory of Coaching3
KINS 5243Sport Injury Prevention and First Aid3
KINS 5253Organization and Administration for Effective Team Management3
KINS 5263Sport Psychology3
KINS 5273Sport Conditioning and Nutrition3
KINS 5293Technical Skills Analysis3
KINS 5303Coaching Tactical Skills3
Choose two from the following (with approval by program director)6
Leadership Theory and Practice in Sport and the Health Sciences
Financing the Sport Enterprise
Legal Issues in Sport
Sport Media and Marketing
Exercise Evaluation and Prescription
Sport in American Society
Research in Kinesiology
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
Special Topics (Low Ropes)
Independent Study
Other electives are possible – consult your advisor
Culminating Experience
Choose one of the following3
Professional Affiliation
Professional Paper and Project
Total SCHs36