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NSCAA and Ohio University Partnering to Offer Master's Degree with a Concentration in Soccer Coaching

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 in Education 0 Comments

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The Patton College of Education at Ohio University and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) are pleased to announce the availability of a new master’s track in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a concentration in Soccer Coaching. This curriculum is the first of its kind in the United States, and the program faculty is currently accepting applications for its first cohort of students. This unique degree program will be delivered in an online format with two face-to-face residencies. Ohio University will admit two cohorts per year, one in January and one in June. The program is slated to begin June, 2013. 

The next four entry time frames and residency sites are as follows:

Cohort 1 - Opening Residency in Athens, OH - June 2013 
Cohort 2 - Opening Residency at NSCAA Convention - January 2014 
Cohort 3 - Opening Residency in Athens, OH - June 2014 
Cohort 4 - Opening Residency at NSCAA Convention - January 2015

Ohio University’s Recreation and Sport Pedagogy Department is a leader in the field of coaching education. The faculty has offered a campus-based program since 2001 and an online program since 2008.  These programs currently enroll approximately 230 students.

Dr. David Carr, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Coaching Education at Ohio University, has played a key role in the coordination and curriculum development of the program. He has received strong support in this work from Ian Barker, NSCAA Director of Coaching Education, and Dr. Doug Williamson, NSCAA Assistant Director of Coaching Education. 

Students will work in each course with faculty who are content experts and who have extensive coaching experience. Because of the online delivery of the program and the way residencies are organized, students in the program can continue to live, work and coach in their communities while completing their master’s degree. 

Qualifications for this master’s degree program, the application procedure and other pertinent information can be found at the following website: cehs.ohio.edu/academics/rsp or at the NSCAA website at NSCAA.com/education.

Questions can be sent to: nscaaonline@ohio.edu.

About the NSCAA

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.

For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit NSCAA.com.

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