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Advanced Level Coaching

Springfield College


Physical Education and Health
263 Alden St
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109, United States

What We Offer

Summary

A natural extension of the Springfield College physical education and sport science undergraduate programs, the advanced-level coaching track has a reputation for producing outstanding coaches at all levels of sports, including elite, professional, intercollegiate, and interscholastic. With the Springfield College teacher-coach model in place, this concentration offers you the opportunity to interact with experienced, highly successful coaches in the classroom and on the playing field.

The curriculum is designed to aid coaches in developing leadership and administrative skills while also improving athletic performance, with courses including motor learning, sport psychology, and strength and conditioning. In addition to the variety of sport and coaching science courses you’ll take, you’ll also enter into a fieldwork coaching experience, often with a college or university athletic team, which will allow you to gain relevant experience for your resume and ready you to begin your coaching career.


Academic Fields

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Health Teacher Education.
Health and Wellness, General.
Sports Studies.
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Degrees

Master's Degree, MA, MS, MASTER OF EDUCATION OR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADVANCED COACHING


Formats

Full Time, On-Campus

Keywords

Coaching, Advanced Coaching, Coach, motor learning, strength and conditioning, coaching science, teacher-coach model

Contacts

Anne Griffin

Anne Griffin
Director of Graduate Admissions
agriffin2@springfield.edu
graduate@springfield.edu
413-748-3225

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Springfield College offers programs of study in physical education leading to the master’s degree, the certificate of advanced graduate study and the doctorate.

At the master’s level the candidate may earn a master of science or a master of education degree by pursuing and successfully completing a program of study in one of the following areas of concentration: Adapted Physical Education; Advanced Level Coaching; Athletic Administration; Physical Education Teacher - Initial Licensure or Physical Education Advanced Pedagogy, with an option for Professional Licensure.

The requirements for admission are as follows:

A bachelor’s degree with satisfactory record from an accredited college or university.
Evidence of personal and professional qualities that show promise of outstanding educational and social leadership.
Submission of Graduate Record Examination scores taken within five years of the date of application.

It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his or her advisor to ensure that all requirements are met. For more information contact Dr. Michelle Moosbrugger at (413) 748-3486 or mmoosbrugger@springfieldcollege.edu.


Academic Backgrounds

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.

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