New course created for those interested in collegiate coaching and athletic administration
18 Jul 2023
UPDATE: Unable to make it to campus in-person for this class? No problem! A Zoom option has been added for your convenience. Enroll in EDAD 890 today!
As the world of collegiate athletics continues to rapidly expand and evolve, the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is checking into the game. The college has created a new and innovative course at the graduate level for those interested in collegiate coaching and athletic administration.
EDAD 890: Collegiate Coaching and Athlete Development is a variable, 6 to 9 credit course that will focus on current trends and best practices in the coaching and administering of elite collegiate athletics, specifically focusing on three special topics: the athlete, coaching and leadership theory, and sports psychology. The course will be delivered starting the Fall 2023 semester through a hybrid format consisting of in-person and online instruction.
Faculty experts in the college designed the course with the guidance of coaches, sports psychologists, and administrators from Husker Athletics.
Professor Gylton Da Matta, an expert in coaching and athlete development, will instruct the course. Da Matta has taught sports foundations classes such as exercise science, exercise physiology, sports sociology, sports psychology, sports pedagogy, Olympic studies, sports administration, sports marketing and sports technology. He has a post-graduate degree in sports science, a master of arts in sports administration, a Ph.D. in sports pedagogy with concentrations in human development, expertise development in sports and motor learning, and a post-doc as a visiting professor at the University of Barcelona in applied technology for injury prevention in elite sports. Da Matta is also a sports director for SportsEdTV.
Registration for the fall semester is open now through Aug. 20. Those interested can register for EDAD 890, Section 001 as a non-degree seeking student through the Office of Graduate Studies. All students currently enrolled in a graduate level program are welcomed in this course with permission of program coordinator or academic advisor. The fall semester begins Aug. 21.
Questions? Contact Katherine Wesley, associate professor of practice in the Department of Educational Administration, at email@example.com.
College of Education and Human Sciences