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Physical Activity and Coaching (PACO)

The Physical Activity and Coaching concentration integrates coaching and recreation courses to prepare students with careers in Coaching in Non-Traditional settings along with Recreation management settings in the sport industry. Upon graduation, students will have many opportunities to select their careers that include, but are not limited to, park and tourism, recreation camp organizations, YMCA and YWCA facilities, parks at the local, state, and national levels, youth sports coaching (AAU, Club teams, etc.), and intercollegiate sports coaching.
View the PACO curriculum

  • Community college transfer hours may not exceed 62 hours toward this curriculum.  
  • Please review your CAPP/DegreeWorks before each advisement meeting (see MSU MyState)  
  • It is each student’s responsibility to determine and obtain coursework required for any post-graduate studies and communicate those requirements with his/her advisor.  
  • Any questions regarding curriculum or advisement can be answered by logging onto and searching the Kinesiology Advisement Hub
  • General Education Requirements and MSU Course Catalog may be found by typing in a search within the MSU homepage at