Xavier University has announced it is launching the school's first online degree program ever.
The program offered is a two-year Master of Education in Coaching Education and Athlete Development.
Classes are set to begin this January and will require 33 credit hours for completion.
There will be an open house for more information on Oct. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Schiff Conference center at the Cintas Center. You can register for that open house at https://admit.xavier.edu/register/ InfoSession .
“This new Master's program is a groundbreaking venture in a discipline people believe they understand,” says Mark Meyers, PhD, dean of Xavier’s College of Social Sciences, Health, & Education. “This program deals with more than Xs and Os. Ours focuses on the comprehensive development of athletes at all levels. Directly connecting to Xavier’s mission as a Jesuit Catholic institution, participants will gain skills to facilitate the development of athletes both on and off the field, to develop men and women for and with others, with interest in serving society. The program will be taught mostly online with a unique residency program that allows each participant to garner the most from the program while still being able to serve the individual needs of the chosen sport.”
Ron Quinn, EdD, associate professor at Xavier, will head the program.
“Participants will include school and college coaches,” says Quinn. “as well as club or community-based sport coaches, club-level directors of coaching and any involved in coaching education and athlete development."
Xavier said in a press release that the program addresses character development, promoting sport participation throughout the life span, and the role of coach as a servant leader, with courses in sport ethics, character and moral development, exercise physiology and biomechanics, risk management, and long-term athlete development.
For more about Xavier’s MEd in Coaching Education and Athlete Development visit www.xavier.edu/coaching . Tuition and financial aid information is at http://www.xavier.edu/financial-aid/graduate-aid/index.cfm .
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