Department of Kinesiology
and Health Fitness

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368

What Sets Us Apart

Prepare yourself for time on the field or court by learning hands-on strategies to help you thrive as a professional coach or sports administrator. You’ll be learning from experienced coaches – McMurry faculty and staff – and enjoy their support throughout your college career. Your course studies will culminate in a capstone project or an internship, which you’ll use to launch your career or further your education.

What You Can Earn

Minor in Administration of Coaching

Coaching is a calling. This minor prepares you for a career on the field or in the front office and complements a number of majors in the Health and Human Sciences Department. It is also one of the concentrations offered in the versatile Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) degree.

Bachelor of Science in Sports Leadership and Management

If you see your future in health and wellness leadership, this degree offers a broad and balanced knowledge base. Encompassing the science of physical fitness and the impact of communications and leadership style on performance and well-being, you’ll be an effective coach wherever your career takes you.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.)

The B.I.S. degree customizes your education to explore diverse career interests. You’ll determine the focus of your degree by selecting three disciplines from 20+ concentrations – including kinesiology, administration of coaching, business, psychology, servant leadership and more. The degree expands your knowledge of multiple disciplines while building practical skills to enhance your career prospects and aspirations.


Graduates of McMurry’s coaching administration program typically go on to positions in coaching and sports management. Career options run the gamut of possibilities including facilities manager, sports agent, business operations, athletic director, and progressive leadership roles throughout the health and wellness industry.

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