In the Spring of 2004, the Kinesiology Department began offering a specialization Coaching as part of the MS degree in Kinesiology. This program was founded on the need to prepare, at the post-baccalaureate level, quality coaches for leadership roles to meet the challenging demands of coaching in the 21st century. The program curriculum emphasizes the development of an athlete centered coaching philosophy and cultivates the ability to critically reflect, through action research, upon ones own current coaching practices. The program is delivered completely online so coaches can remain in their coaching workplace. Courses are delivered using state of the art course management, tactical coaching, and technical training software. Culminating experiences have sport based research components that are directly related to professional development in the coaches’ sport of interest.
Publications and Scholarships
The Kinesiology- Sport Coaching Coordinator, Dr. Mark Mann, is the Editor of a Scholarly Online Coaching Publication, The Journal of Athlete Centered Coaching (JACC), which is collaboratively housed on the Harvard University Dataverse Network. There are opportunities for our TWU-Coaching Students to contribute to this academic journal both through our optional professional paper course, and through the case analysis culminating experience course that is offfered in our program. TWU also has competitive graduate scholarships available for incoming graduate students who meet our scholarship criteria.
How To Apply
Contact Dr. David Nichols, The Kinesiology Graduate Program Coordinator at TWU, at [email protected], and he can send you an email with instructions on how to apply for Graduate Admission at TWU, and also send you an attachment outlining the Kinesiology Department Specific Documents we will need to receive from you (your Resume, and two professional references, etc...) in order to be accepted by our department into the M.S. Kinesiology/Sport Coaching program.