One University's Answer to the Professional Preparation of Athletic Coaches

April 1984
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Spring1984, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p13
Academic Journal
This article discusses Ohio Northern University's (ONU) attempt to create an educational coaching certification program for students who wish to become coaches but not major or minor in physical education. The educators at ONU viewed the current system of students gaining coaching competency as haphazard at best. Obtaining a minor or major in physical education did not insure coaching competency. The foundation of ONU's program includes a student teaching concept with an intern practicum.


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