UBC Kinesiology launches new Masters of High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership

The School of Kinesiology will soon offer a new Masters of High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership Degree. The degree program is designed for experienced sport coaches and technical leaders who are looking to advance in their careers and engage in professional development.

The program offers a strong foundation for present and future high-performance coaches and technical leaders by providing a problem-solving and inquiry-based methodology, which applies current high-performance sport-science to each student’s coaching and leadership context.

Through a partnership with the leading national agencies in high-performance sport — Own The Podium, Coaching Association of Canada, Canadian Sport Institute and National Sport Organizations — the new masters offers a blended delivery model that alternates residential periods with on-line learning. The delivery model enables coaches and leaders from across Canada and around the world to participate.

“The program will provide a strong foundation for present and future coaches and technical leaders by developing knowledge and skills in the interpretation and use of research, coupled with applied coaching practice,” says Dr. Robert Boushel, Head of the UBC School of Kinesiology.

“The development of skills in analysis and evidence-based decision-making have been identified as critical needs by national coaches and technical leaders, and this program will help develop the next generation of coaches and technical leaders for Canada.”

Endorsed by the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and other national sport organizations, the program will be integrated into the sport federations’ national coaching qualifications, the National Coaching Certification Program.

For more information, visit: http://kin.educ.ubc.ca/students/graduate/masters-program/