The University of Missouri is launching a new online master’s degree in positive coaching, the school announced earlier this month. The program will begin in June.
The 30-hour online master’s program is led by Rick McGuire, who coached track and field at the university for nearly 30 years and was a member of the United States Olympic staff for the 1992 and 1996 games. According to the school’s news release, the program is focused on the strategies and techniques proven to be the most effective in achieving optimal performance from athletes and attaining excellence in competitions.
Students will take coursework in scientific foundations for training top athletes; using sports and coaches to create a more positive school environment; and the ethical, legal, administrative, gender, and multicultural issues related to sports and coaching. The degree program is designed for current coaches and educators and anyone who works with children through schools or health or community programs.
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