Kinesiology - Coaching

About the Master of Science in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Coaching 

Do you have a passion for helping student athletes achieve their dreams? Is it your life’s goal to help foster positive changes within the lives of students in your care? Troy University’s Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Coaching can help prepare you for a coaching career.

Consider your options

As you enter this program, you’ll have the option to choose between a thesis or non-thesis route. By pursuing the thesis route, you will be tasked with completing an in-depth research-based project that will lead you toward a future doctoral/professional program. By choosing to pursue your master’s through a non-thesis route, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship where you will work within your area of career interest

Get equipped

Your courses will help prepare you to make a significant investment in the lives of your students and also prepare you for greater responsibilities and higher earnings within your profession. Every school year, you have the power to foster self-esteem, physical talent and sense of sportsmanship among your students and athletes. With this degree, you can help shape the future of your school as a K-12 administrator or set the groundwork for a doctoral degree that could take you into the world of higher education as a faculty member, sport coach or administrator.

Our highly skilled, research-oriented faculty is dedicated to your success and will help prepare you to follow your dreams in the field of coaching. As a student, you will benefit from this program’s comprehensive curriculum. You will be given the chance to learn in hands-on laboratory courses, research methods courses and through completing a capstone internship and/or research project. While pursuing your degree, you will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, impressive research opportunities and practical field experiences.

Opportunities await

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion also offers competitive graduate assistantship (GA) slots for students enrolled in its coaching graduate program. GA opportunities include teaching, research and laboratory assistantships. Preference for graduate assistantships will be given to those who wish to further their education by pursuing a terminal degree (doctorate/professional) upon completion of the kinesiology master’s degree.

A look to the future

This degree’s coaching concentration focuses on careers in high school, college and professional coaching/teaching settings. The major strength of the coaching concentration is job placement for those pursuing a position as a K-12 teacher/ coach. Year after year, TROY produces teachers and coaches highly sought after by administrators around the state of Alabama and throughout the southeast. In fact, within the last five years, 97 percent of graduates have found themselves employed and pursuing a career they love.

Is it your life’s goal to help foster positive changes within the lives of students in your care? As an educator and a coach, you have incredible opportunities to be a role model and a leader. By earning your Master of Science in Sport and Fitness management with a emphasis on coaching, not only are you making a significant investment in the lives of your students, you’re preparing yourself for greater responsibilities and higher earnings.

Every school year, you have the power to foster self-esteem, physical talent and a sense of sportsmanship among your students and athletes. With a master’s degree in coaching from TROY, more opportunities of influence will be available to you. Help shape the future of your school as a K-12 administrator, or set the groundwork for a doctoral degree that could take you into the world of higher education as a faculty member, sport coach or administrator. The sky is the limit.

The major strength of this TROY master’s program is job placement for those pursuing a position as a K-12 teacher/coach. Year after year, TROY produces teachers and coaches highly sought after by administrators around the state of Alabama. In fact, within the last five years, 97 percent of graduates have found themselves gainfully employed and pursing a career they love. This success comes from the hard work of students like you and from the excellent instruction provided by our highly regarded faculty members.

Options and benefits

 This program provides you with two track options. You can either choose to pursue the program’s master thesis, in which you’ll be tasked with completing an in-depth research-based project that will lead you toward a future Ph.D. program, or you’ll have the opportunity to complete an internship where you will work within the area of the career you want to pursue. No matter the track you choose, you can expect to graduate from the program with sharper and thoroughly developed analytical skills through the academic and in-field research you’ll be required to conduct. You will also strengthen your leadership, teaching and public speaking skills.

 

Courses

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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus