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Course Descriptions

The MAE – Coaching program has flexible scheduling. Students begin with EDUC 532 Foundations of Graduate Studies in Education and complete the program with EDUC 583 Capstone Research Project. All other courses may be taken at the complete convenience of the student. Most students take just one course every eight weeks making the master’s degree perfect for busy adults. 

MAE Coaching Course Descriptions (.pdf) 


Next start date August 28th, 2017

MAE Coaching Tentative Schedule - Fall 2017 (.pdf)

Convenient Online Learning Format

Online programs and courses at Greenville University are designed with student engagement at the core. 

Online students are challenged with a variety of learning experiences both independently and cooperatively within the course. The amount of interaction varies by subject, but a well-managed study plan will help the online learner stay focused, on task, and involved. 

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Coaching, MA Online Courses

PHED505 Leadership in Coaching (3 Credits)
This course provides insight into the principles of management as they apply to sport organizations (amateur and professional) and coaching. Successful sports administrators have a working knowledge of issues unique to conducting sport. They employ that knowledge to design solutions based on the art and science of sport management. Emphasis will be placed on the discovering solutions in organizational planning, implementation, personnel, leadership, and control aspects of sport administration. Prerequisite: EDU 532.
PHED508 Faith Development through Sports (3 Credits)
This course will introduce students to creative concepts of integrating the Christian faith and worldview development in the various aspects of coaching - away from the sport mentoring, teaching sport specific skills and within competing vs. the opposition. It is the design of this course practice to think deeply about how our faith should inform and impact our philosophy and application of sport. Prerequisite: EDU 532.
PHED510 Coaching Character (3 Credits)
Coaches will recognize how sports provide a unique and valuable environment for an individual to develop their identity. In this course, coaches will explore and apply key principles from philosophy, personal development, and sport psychology principles to the athletic environment. The role of character in athletics is linked to how coaches use their communication skills and the sport to promote motivation, collaboration, emotional growth while reducing emotional anxiety. Prerequisite: EDU 532.
PHED512 Sport Skill Analysis (3 Credits)
To maximize performance in sport related activity it is necessary that exercise, rest, and nutrition are well planned and correctly implemented. This course is designed to examine how the human body functions during and following exercise and use this knowledge to critically evaluate existing training and nutritional practices and to structure safe and effective sport-specific training programs for implementation. Prerequisite: EDU 532.
PHED516 Advanced Sport Coaching Methodology (3 Credits)
This course is designed to assist the prospective coach with gaining competence in applying competitive tactics and strategies appropriate to the sport environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing effective game/match/meet preparation procedures (including scouting), conducting efficient practice sessions, utilizing game management strategies, and skills analysis. Prerequisite: EDU 532.
PHED520 Coaching Evaluation (3 Credits)
Students will conduct a thorough evaluation of themselves and their program by soliciting objective feedback from athletes, assistants, parents, and administrators. In addition, the student will evaluate the character growth of their athletes. Prerequisite: EDU 532.
EDUC532 Graduate Studies in Education (3 Credits)
This course iis designed to assist the graduate student in understanding the impact of pursuing a master's degree and to assist professional educators with the creation and management of the types of learning experiences needed by students in our rapidly changing world. Understanding how to design and implement effective learning experiences requires comprehending how profoundly teachers impact society. Learning to manage a vision for a learning, promote advocacy and nurturing of students of all ages, , collaborating with internal and external partners, and understanding the impact of technological, political, social, and economic factors is critical in today's environment. Overall, acting with integrity and fairness is at the core of developing skills needed by graduate students today.
EDUC543 Managing Learning Technologies (3 Credits)
This course investigates the impact technology has on teaching and learning. Students create a plan to manage, design, and implement technology that supports learning an organization. Research to practice in use of learning technologies will be a significant component of this class experience.
EDUC566 Trends and Issues in Education (3 Credits)
This course investigates current issues, research, and theories of educating students and the impact of policies at the state and national levels that effect education today.
EDUC574 Equity in School and Society (3 Credits)
Focuses on gender, ethnicity, and cross cultural differences from an educational perspective. Examines how different social and psychological characteristics of classroom/school milieus influence individual achievement and personal development
EDUC583 Capstone Project (3 Credits)
The culmination of the Capstone Project requires students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired through the program by leading the design and implementation of an improvement effort in their school district or organization. It requires students to demonstrate an intrinsic understanding of the theme of the School of Education at Greenville College: To prepare teachers to serve in a culturally diverse world. Prerequisite: EDUC 580.

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