The campus-based program requires successful completion of 36 semesters hours of course work (required courses and electives) and can be completed in three consecutive academic periods (fall and spring semesters and one summer term).
Required courses include study in the following areas:
COED 6110 Foundations of Coaching I
COED 6120 Management and Leadership in Sport
COED 6140 Psychology of Coaching
COED 6150 Injury Prevention and Risk Management
COED 6160 Performance and Conditioning for Athletic Coaches
COED 6170 Ethics and Diversity for Athletic Coaches
COED 6200 Research and Analysis Methods for Athletic Coaches
COED 6320 Sport Performance for Athletic Coaches
COED 6400 Coaching Performance Evaluation
COED 6920 Practicum in Coaching
Elective Courses (may not offered every year):
COED 5210 The Olympic Movement
COED 5212 Coaching the Elite Athlete
COED 5213 Dynamics of Skill Acquisition
COED 5300 Readings in Coaching Education
COED 5901 Coaching Symposium
COED 6100 Coaching Workshop I
COED 6101 Coaching Workshop II
COED 6115 Coaching Foundations II
COED 6130 Finance for Athletic Coaches
COED 6180 Utilizing Technology in Athletic Coaching
COED 6330 Analysis of Performance for Athletic Coaches
Additional elective courses in Recreation Studies, Sports Administration, Education, Sport Nutrition, Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology may also be available.
To complete the program, students can choose either the thesis and non-thesis option. Students who choose the non-thesis option must decide by week five of their first semester at Ohio University whether they will meet the requirements for Coaching Education by either successfully completing comprehensive exams, a mentored writing experience or research project. And developing an e-portfolio.
THESIS OPTION: If you elect a course of study with a thesis option, you will be required to complete 30 semester hours of course work and 6 thesis hours. Your advisor will help provide more information about this option
NON-THESIS OPTION: If you elect a course of study with a non-thesis option you will be required to complete 36 semester hours of course work.