Master of Education: Counseling
Sports Counseling Degree Track
Graduates of the counseling athletes program track may find employment in higher education or other settings working with student athletes in a variety of advisement, mentoring or counseling positions in schools, student affairs or departments of athletics. In completing the sports counseling track, students will have also completed all of the required coursework of study to apply for and receive a graduate certificate in athlete mental health. The counseling track is designed to prepare students to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a counselor in the state of Kansas.
Students seeking to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Kansas must submit a completed application packet to Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (700 S.W Harrison St. Ste 420, Topeka, Kansas 66603-3929. Phone: 785-296-3240). The Board makes all decisions regarding licensure eligibility. The MEd in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health track, meets the academic course work requirements stipulated by the Board for licensure as an LPC.
Students must pass the LPC Board's licensure examination to be licensed. The exam is the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Additional information is available at www.nbcc.org.
The M. Ed in Counseling, sports counseling track consists of 60 graduate hours.
The courses include:
- CESP 802 Human Growth and Development for Counselors (3)
- CESP 803 Counseling Theory (3)
- CLES 805 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling (3)
- CLES 806 Foundations of Counseling (3)
- CLES 810 Educational Research (3)
- CESP 815 Career Development (3)
- CESP 821 Multicultural Issues in Counseling (3)
- CESP 822 Assessment in Counseling (3)
- CESP 824 Techniques of Counseling (3)
- CESP 825 Group Counseling and Group Work (3)
- CESP 835 Psychology and DSM (3)
- CESP 847 Addictions Counseling (3)
- CLES 860 Counseling Practicum (3)
- CLES 813 Student Athlete Identity Development (3)
- CLES 812 Counseling Student Athletes (3)
- CESP 952 (Sections A & B, or C) Counseling Internship (6)
- CLES 750AF (HPS 716) Psychosocial Aspects of Sports Injury, Illness, & Rehabilitation (3)
- CLES 750V (SCWK 611Q) Social Work in Sport (3)
- SMGT 750N Social and Psychological Foundations of Sport (3)
When applying for admission to the Master's in Counseling program, you must submit to the Graduate School:
- A completed graduate school application
- Official transcripts with 3.00 GPA for the last 60 hours
Once the Graduate School forwards the application to the Department, it will request:
- A statement of professional goals
- A resumé
- The names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to provide reference information
Upon receipt of this information, the departmental screening committee will make recommendations concerning admission decisions for the master's program in counseling.
You can view the progress of your admission status by navigating to Step 5 here. Click here for information on how you will be notified of your admission decision.
Background Check Requirement
Upon admission and prior to their first semester, all students admitted to the Counseling program must clear a criminal background check. Click here for instructions.