Nov 30, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Recreation and Sport Sciences - MSRSS (Coaching Education, Online)


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Degree Title and Name:  Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Sciences

Program Name and Number:  Coaching Education (Online) – MS8160

Department/Unit:  Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy

Delivery Mode:   Online

Term(s) of Entry:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview:  The Coaching Education program provides students with cutting-edge information and practical experience to pursue a coaching career in youth sports, interscholastic or intercollegiate athletics, and Olympic or professional sports. Students in the program will learn current practices in coaching methodology, sport psychology, administration of sport programs, care and prevention, physiology of exercise, including strength and conditioning and application of research.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Establish an effective coaching foundation in coaching principles, coaching theory and methodology.
  • Instill the coaching qualities needed for successful leadership and management of athletes and sports programs.
  • Introduce latest strategies for effectively utilizing technology to enhance player development.
  • Help coaches improve sport skills and tactics and develop effective strategies to make important adjustments during practice and competition.
  • Provide coaches with current practices in injury prevention, recovery, fitness development, hydration, nutrition and other player development concepts.
  • Improve organization, planning, evaluation and other administrative skills required to be an effective coach.
  • Develop perspectives and strategies for developing and training novice and advanced level players.
  • Present a framework for developmentally appropriate and athlete centered practices that will lead to long-term player development, beginning with our youngest players.
  • Become a consumer of current research and its application to coaching and player development.

Link to Program:  https://www.ohio.edu/education/recreation-sport-pedagogy/coaching-online

Graduation Requirements:  Students who pursue a master’s degree in the Online Coaching Education program will be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours to fulfill degree requirements. The information that follows outlines the specific curriculum components of the program.

[Effective prior to spring 2020]

Complete the following courses:

  • COED 5901 - Coaching Symposium (3 cr)
  • COED 6100 - Coaching Workshop I (3 cr)
  • COED 6110 - Foundations of Coaching I (3 cr)
  • COED 6120 - Management and Leadership in Sport (3 cr)
  • COED 6130 - Finance for Sport Coaches (3 cr)
  • COED 6140 - Psychology of Coaching (3 cr)
  • COED 6150 - Injury Prevention and Risk Management (3 cr)
  • COED 6160 - Performance and Conditioning for Coaches (3 cr)
  • COED 6170 - Ethics and Diversity (3 cr)
  • COED 6200 - Research and Analysis Methods (4 cr)
  • COED 6340 - Performance Recovery (3 cr)
  • COED 6400 - Coaching Performance Evaluation (2 cr)
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[Effective beginning spring 2020]

 

Complete the following core courses (24 cr):

  • COED 5213 – Dynamics of Skill Acquisition (3 cr)
  • COED 6110 - Foundations of Coaching I (3 cr)
  • COED 6120 - Management and Leadership in Sport (3 cr)
  • COED 6140 - Psychology of Coaching (3 cr)
  • COED 6150 – Injury Prevention and Risk Management (3 cr)
  • COED 6160 - Performance and Conditioning for Coaches (3 cr)
  • COED 6170 - Ethics and Diversity (3 cr)

Complete two of the following courses (6 cr):

  • COED 6115 - Foundations of Coaching II (3 cr)
  • COED 6130 - Finance for Sport Coaches (3 cr)
  • COED 6180 – Utilizing Technology in Athletic Coaching (3 cr)
  • COED 6240 – Social Dynamics of Coaching (3 cr)
  • COED 6320 – Sports Performance (3 cr)
  • COED 6340 – Performance Recover: Strategies for Coaches (3 cr)

Culminating Experience:  Students must successfully complete a culminating coaching performance evaluation portfolio to fulfill the capstone requirement for the online track.

Admission Requirements:  In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of Ohio University, applicants must provide the following materials before being considered for admission into the master’s program in Coaching Education:

  1. Completed application for admission.
  2. Official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended.
  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required if your overall undergraduate GPA is less than 2.9 (or less than 3.25 for the last 60 hours of study) on a 4.0 point scale.
  4. A two-page typed essay that includes information about your background and prior experience, your professional purpose and career goals, and how the Coaching Education program can help you to fulfill your goals.
  5. A resume of your educational background and professional work experience.
  6. Three letters of recommendation using the recommendation form provided on the Forms page of the Graduate College website. At least one reference must be from someone who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and at least one must be from an academic faculty member who can support your ability to produce successful academic work at the graduate level. Please be certain to identify your intended concentration before giving the form to the person providing the reference.
  7. International students must submit TOEFL scores (minimum of written 575, computer 233, and online 79 for consideration). Note: You must request official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) be sent directly from the testing agency. Student supplied photocopies are not accepted as official, but may be included for review and to assist with official score matching. The Ohio University reporting code is 1593.

Applications are accepted year-round.

Requirements for admission into Ohio University can found on the Graduate College website.

International Students:  This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may not be issued based on admission to this program.

 

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