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Georgia Southern Has On Line Offerings For Coaches Seeking Masters

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.

Coaching Curriculum

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 dzwald@georgiasouthern.edu.

We appreciate Dr. Zwald, who formerly taught in North Carolina and is aware of the NCHSAA, for providing this information.