Graduate Programs

Master of Coaching

The University of Alberta’s Master’s of Coaching (MCoach) degree allows students to advance their knowledge and understanding of coaching through a curriculum tailored to their specific learning needs and objectives.

As an MCoach student you will:

  • Take courses with Professors who are leaders in their field
  • Gain hands on coaching experience working directly with your Mentor Coach
  • Conduct an independent research project with support from your Academic Supervisor
  • Develop a strong professional network of peers and colleagues.

Degree Requirements:

30 credits of coursework including:

  • PERLS 580 - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Research or PERLS 581 - Scientific Inquiry and Qualitative Research(3 credits each)
  • KIN 572 - Coaching Practicum (6 credits)
  • PERLS 900 - Capping Project (6 credits)
  • Graduate Ethics and Integrity training (8 hours); mandatory for all students.
  • Professional Development Requirement (8 hours of Professional Development Activities and Individual Development Plan (IDP)); mandatory for all students admitted September 2016 and onwards.

This leaves students with 15 remaining credits to complete. You may complete these credits by taking courses within the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation or any other Department on the UAlberta campus. Six (6) credits may be completed as a Directed Study.

Students can complete this degree as either a full-time or part-time student. Full-time students are required to take 9 credits of coursework per Fall and Winter term. Part-time students must register in and successfully complete a minimum of 3 credits of coursework or in Maintaining Registration for at least one term in each September to August period. Students must register in one term per calendar year to keep their program active. Students are not required to meet the Faculty’s residency requirement and have 6 years to complete the degree. The time to completion varies owing to part-time status of many students.

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