Coaching and Sport Leadership at Midway University, Midway, KY
This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!
From the Midway University website, 2023: “The Bachelor of Science in Coaching and Sport Leadership at Midway University is committed to providing a positive learning environment where students cultivate their passion for coaching athletes in an array of environments and at multiple levels of sport. The Coaching and Sport Leadership curriculum allows students to combine their passion for sport with a well-developed understanding of the foundational and practical applications of coaching methods. This degree for coaching allows students to build foundational knowledge, learn the practical applications of coaching principles, apply an understanding of technology and prepare to deliver programs to athletes as they gain access to a career in coaching and beyond.
“The potential job market for graduating students may include, but is not limited to, positions in university athletic departments, professional sport organizations, sport governing bodies, youth sport organizations, non-profit sports organizations and parks and recreation departments.
“Program Learning Outcomes:
---Develop foundational knowledge to enact an athlete and team-centered coaching philosophy.
---Integrate athletes, teams, processes and resources to strategically plan and achieve organizational goals with a commitment to healthy, diversified physical, behavioral and social development of athletes.
---Create comprehensive plans focused on developing athletic potential and providing vision for individual athlete and team success.
---Learn to select and utilize safe, appropriate and ethical training techniques.
---Communicate clearly and demonstrate an understanding of technological applications for program, athlete and team management.
“The Bureau of Labor Statistics show the projected growth just for coaching jobs to be 20 percent from 2021 to 2031. In addition to coaching jobs, the sports industry has a great number of jobs and positions available. Positions can include:
---Umpires, referees, and other officials
---Sport marketing directors or managers
---Business owners in various sporting areas
---Ticketing and event planning”
Midway University is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):