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


Degree Requirements

The M. Ed in Counseling, sports counseling track consists of 60 graduate hours.
The courses include:



Admission Requirements

When applying for admission to the Master's in Counseling program, you must submit to the Graduate School:

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.

Application Process
You can view the progress of your admission status by navigating to Step 5 hereClick 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.