NEW MASTERS SET TO SCORE WITH COACHES
UWS has launched its new MSc in Sport Coaching, which aims to enhance the level of coaching practice across Scotland and beyond.
The postgraduate degree, which gets underway in September 2018 at the University’s new £110 million Lanarkshire Campus, is primarily aimed at those who support athletes in sport and want to challenge and innovate their coaching practice. It draws on a range of disciplines including sport psychology, sport conditioning, and performance analysis. The new Masters will give those working in the coaching sector the opportunity to advance their practice through better understanding the science behind sport. Whether students coach children, elite youth performers or talented older athletes, the programme is designed to provide personalised support in the application of scientific principles to enhance their coaching practice.
This new course is particularly relevant, coming at a time when there is an increasing drive for professionalism in coaching and the establishment of a career pathway for coaches.
It is widely recognised that the drive for a world class sporting system in Scotland can be achieved by keeping coaches at the forefront of our sporting landscape. The new MSc in Sport Coaching supports national initiatives to enhance the training and education of the country’s workforce of coaches.