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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Option in Coaching and Student Athlete Development (Master of Arts)

This option is designed to prepare students for careers in coaching and in student-athlete development.

Option in Coaching and Student Athlete Development (code KPE_MA07)

     1. Required Courses (18 units):

         KIN 512  Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)                                  

KIN 572  Applied Sport Psychology (3)

         KIN 575  Psychology of Coaching (3)

         KIN 577  Sport in U.S. Culture (3)

         KIN 593A  Coaching Internship (3)

         KIN 696  Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3)

     2.  Electives (12 units)

          Select four from the following list of elective courses:  

          KIN 541, 573, 523, 630, 597 or 697, 560, 571, 573, 593B, 633; PSY 553, 678   

     3. Select either A or B (6 units):

     A. Thesis/Project: KIN 698 Thesis/Project (6 units)


     B.  Pass written and oral portions of Comprehensive Exam and complete

six (6) units chosen from Elective Courses listed above.

*Prerequisite courses for Option in Coaching and Student Athlete Development:

PSY 100 (General Psychology)

Undergraduate course in probability and statistics

KIN 339I (Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Performance).

* Equivalent courses at other institutions may be substituted.

Contact Information

For answers to specific questions regarding the Option in Coaching, contact Tiffanye Vargas, Ph.D..