STATESBORO, GA— Georgia Southern University has provided some information about graduate school that may be of interest to coaches and others at North Carolina High School Athletic Association schools.
Dr. Drew Zwald, professor and Director of Coaching Education, has provided some information about the program being offered at Georgia Southern. The Online Coaching emphasis is designed for experienced coaches seeking to improve their knowledge and skill base as well as for individuals preparing to enter the coaching field.
This master’s degree does not provide teaching certification; however, it does meet state requirements and provides certified Health and Physical Education teachers in Georgia a salary increase. Contact your local Board of Education for your specific situation.
The program offers totally online courses in performance enhancement, coaching administration, athletic training, and coaching effectiveness. The curriculum follows National Coaching Standards for Level 5 Coaching Status (High School, College and Elite Coaches)
With the number of hours spent coaching, it is very difficult to find time to drive to another university’s campus. With this online program, a coach is able to complete your coursework according to your own schedule.
The program starts each May, takes 14 months, is taught by full time GSU Faculty with coaching experience and the approximate total cost is $16,500.
SUMMER 1 A TEACHING ANALYSIS PSYCHOLOGY OF PEAK PERFORMANCE
SUMMER 1 B RESEARCH METHODS TEAM DYNAMICS
FALL 1 INJURY PREVENTION DATA ANALYSIS
SPRING 1 SPORTS BIOMECHANICS SPORTS ADMINISTRATION
SUMMER 2 A ISSUES IN COACHING PRACTICUM
SUMMER 2 B ISSUES IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY
Georgia Southern will begin the next cohort in May 2013, is currently accepting applications and will review applications until April 1. To review the online program and apply for admission use the following sites: http://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu/future_students/adprocedures.html
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Zwald at email@example.com.
We appreciate Dr. Zwald, who formerly taught in North Carolina and is aware of the NCHSAA, for providing this information.