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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

KIN 512 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; admission into the Kinesiology Graduate Sport Management Program; or consent of instructor.

KIN 575 Psychology of Coaching (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 339. Open to Sport Psychology & Leadership students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor or graduate standing.

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

Prerequisites: KIN 332 or equivalent.

KIN 630 Seminar in Motor Learning (3)

Prerequisites: KIN 312 and KIN 696 (may be taken concurrently)

KIN 541 Applied Biomechanics: Lifting and Work Capacity (3)

Prerequisite: KIN 300 or equivalent (Trigonometry and PHYS 100A recommended)

KIN 562 Advanced Strength and Conditioning

Prerequisites: KIN 300, KIN 301

KIN 579 Psychology of Injury (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor

KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in Kinesiology or related field, undergraduate Statistic course or equivalent.

2. Electives (6 units)

Select two from the following list of elective courses:

KIN 529, KIN 573, KIN 572, KIN 560, KIN 568, KIN 578, KIN 597 or KIN 697,  KIN 633

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

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

B. Pass written and oral portions of capstone course and complete six (6) units chosen from Elective Courses listed above.

Contact Information

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