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M.S. Physical Education Coaching of Sport

The Master of Science in Physical Education: Coaching of Sport is a FULLY ONLINE program that advances the knowledge, skills, and philosophies of students in the profession of coaching. Every course is guided by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NAPSE) coaching standards. Courses in the program are infused with project-based learning, and there are two practicum experiences included to document the application of the knowledge and skills learned. Throughout the program students will develop a portfolio documenting the NASPE standards accomplished.

This Coaching Program consists of 34 graduate credits within 12 courses.

Fall1:

PE 601 Philosophy and Ethics in Coaching (3 cr.)
PE 602 Research Foundation in Sport: Methods, Statistics and Analysis (3 cr.)

Spring 1:

PE 603 Sports Skills, Tactics and Evaluation in Coaching (3 cr.)
PE 604 Educational Principles in Coaching (3 cr.)
PE 607 Advanced Practicum in Coaching I (2 cr.)  (Practicums can be taken any time after PE 602 is completed.  SMSU graduate assistants must    wait until the second spring to take PE 607) Prerequisite for PE 612

Summer 1:

PE 609 Psychology of Athletic Performance (3 cr.)
PE 605 Physical Preparation and Conditioning (3 cr.)
PE 612 Advanced Practicum in Coaching II (2 cr.)
(taken any time after Practicum 1)

Fall 2:

PE 608 Organization, Administration and Marketing of Sport (cr. 3)
PE 606 Sport Safety and Injury Prevention (3 cr.)

Spring 2:

PE 610 Legal Aspects of Sport for Coaches (3 cr.)
PE 611 Portfolio Capstone (3 cr.)

For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions. 

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