Enhance Your Coaching Skills

Do you want to sharpen your skills as a coach? Our 30-credit hour master's program is designed for you. It addresses the needs and goals of both pre-service and veteran coaches. You will enhance your skills and knowledge within the four essential areas of coaching which are tactical, technical, psychological and physical. Begin today.

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Our graduates go on to work in various sports coaching roles. Many of our graduates work in local school districts, higher education institutions, community parks and recreation, and private club sports.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Athletic Administrator

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Health, Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a Sports Coaching Concentration

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Career Readiness

Prepare for your career as a coach through professional training and mentoring.

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Distinguished Faculty

Work with excellent faculty who are devoted to helping you further your coaching career.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

Sharpen your skills using state-of-the-art equipment in our new Nursing and Health Sciences Building.

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Hands-On Experience

Gain experience through hands-on training in coaching and athletics during your internship.

What you will learn

A degree in health, kinesiology and sports studies will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Acquire valuable knowledge and skills in coaching.
  • Investigate varied sport coaching topics such as psychology and public relations. 
  • Gain knowledge related to the current challenges and trends in sport coaching.
  • Develop a set of skills and techniques to excel as a sport coach.
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Course Delivery

Our 30-credit hour graduate program is 100% online. Courses can be taken in the fall and spring semesters as well as summer terms.

Please check the schedule of classes for locations and times. Locations and times are subject to change.

Graduate Program Cost


Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.

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Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Note: This program is not currently available to International students

Submit Application

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”
  • Select “Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies, MS” as your “Major.”

Domestic Application Fee 395064

  • Pay the $50 application fee.
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Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Graduate Coordinator DeRene Sutton 395159

Your Graduate Coordinator

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Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to your graduate coordinator.

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

All international transcripts must be evaluated and the evaluation submitted to the Graduate School.

We accept evaluations sent directly from the following Agencies.

  • If a normal evaluation is submitted, official original transcripts with all marksheets will still need to be submitted.
  • If a WES ICAP or equivalent is submitted, we will not need the official transcripts to be submitted separately.

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact your graduate coordinator for more information.

Use the following form to submit 2 letters of recommendation from professionals who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. Those individuals should:

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

In 1-2 pages, describe your background, goals and desired concentration: Athletic Administration, Exercise Science, International Sport Management or Sports Coaching.

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

Graduate Enrollment Specialist Lydia Carrascosa 395115

Your Graduate Enrollment Specialist

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