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Master of Arts in Kinesiology

Five options are under the Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology. The core courses for thesis students are KIN 696 and 698. The core course for comprehensive examination students is KIN 696.

Option in Coaching and Student-Athlete Development

1. Required Courses (18 units):

  • 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 572 Applied Sport Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339. Open to Sport Psychology & Leadership students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • 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 593A Coaching Internship (3)
    Prerequisites: Bachelor degree with a major or minor in Kinesiology or Physical Education or an approved related major; advancement to candidacy and approval of Intern Coordinator.
  • KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in Kinesiology or related field, undergraduate Statistic course or equivalent.

2. Electives (12 units)

Select four from the following list of elective courses:

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

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

  • A. Thesis/Project: KIN 698 Thesis/Project (6 units)
  • B. Capstone: KIN 694 Capstone in Kinesiology (3 units) plus three (3) units chosen from Elective Courses listed above.
  • C. Comprehensive Examination: Passing score in written and oral portions of Comprehensive Examination plus six (6) units chosen from Elective Courses listed above.

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