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Georgia Southern M.S. Degrees Ranked Nationally

Two master of science (M.S.) programs within the College of Health and Human Sciences have received national rankings.

The M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching Education and the M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology degree programs were ranked by Sports Management Degree Hub and Online Psychology Degrees, respectively.

Georgia Southern’s M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching Education degree has been ranked second nationally on Sports Management Degree Hub’s list of 15 Best Online Coaching Education Degree Programs.

The M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching Education degree is a fully online graduate program designed for experienced coaches and those preparing to enter the field. It offers courses in performance enhancement, coaching administration, athletic training and coaching effectiveness, and the program can be completed in four semesters.

The program’s curriculum follows National Coaching Standards for Level 5 Coaching Status. A three-fold metric was used to examine the program’s affordability, flexibility and academic prestige of its parent institution.

In addition, Georgia Southern’s M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology degree has been ranked 18th in the nation by Online Psychology Degrees, and was the only program in Georgia to be ranked.

The M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology degree is designed for students interested in applied work and/or research in the sport and exercise psychology discipline.

The 36 credit hour program provides students with a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that aligns with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology requirement for certification.

To be considered for the ranking, factors such as the average annual cost of graduate attendance, college ranking, number of degree options or areas of specialization, accreditation and grading process were examined.

This article was originally posted on October 14, 2016 and can be found here.

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