Master of Coaching

General

Program Description

The University of Alberta's Master's of Coaching (MCoach) degree allows students to advance their knowledge and understanding of coaching through a curriculum tailored to their specific learning needs and objectives.

As an MCoach student you will:

Take courses with Professors who are leaders in their field

Gain hands-on coaching experience working directly with your Mentor Coach

Conduct an independent research project with support from your Academic Supervisor

Develop a strong professional network of peers and colleagues

Degree Requirements:

30 credits of coursework including:

  • KSR 580 - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Research or KSR 581 - Scientific Inquiry and Qualitative Research (3 credits each)
  • KSR 572 - Coaching Practicum (6 credits)
  • KSR 900 - Capping Project (6 credits)

Graduate Ethics and Integrity training (8 hours)

Professional Development Requirement (students will carry out 8 hours of Professional Development activities and complete an Individual Development Plan)

This leaves students with 15 remaining credits to complete. You may complete these credits by taking courses within the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation or any other Department on the UAlberta campus. Six (6) credits may be completed as a Directed Study.

Students can complete this course-based degree as either a full or part-time student. Full-time students are required to register in and successfully complete 9 credits per fall and winter terms. Part-time students must register in and successfully complete a minimum of 3 credits of coursework for at least one term in each September to August period to keep their program active. Students are not required to meet the Faculty's residency requirement and have 6 years to complete the degree. The time to completion varies owing to part-time status of many students.

Last updated Aug 2020

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About the School

The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta is one of the premier faculties of its kind. We are proud to boast excellence in teaching and research-both of which were ... Read More

The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta is one of the premier faculties of its kind. We are proud to boast excellence in teaching and research-both of which were recently recognized in the QS World University Rankings by Subject where the Faculty was top 10 in the world in sports-related subjects, for 2017, 2018 and 2019 rankings. Our strength in research and teaching is our diversity in these areas. Our excellence in research and teaching encompasses work we do in the areas of sport, exercise, physical activity, health, tourism, sport rehabilitation, recreation, sport management and more. Our diversity extends to the aspect of the areas studied - biological, mechanical, behavioural and sociocultural. Through our research, teaching and various service arms within the Faculty, we pride ourselves on being dedicated to improving the quality of life and the health of our communities through physical activity, sport and recreation for more than 50 years. Read less
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