Coaching & Athletics Admin (MCAA)

MCAA 510   Principles of Coaching and Leadership   4 Units

The purpose of this course will be to promote athletic growth, development, and learning, while teaching age-appropriate skills, including an analysis of National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC).

MCAA 520   Psychology of Coaching   4 Units

This course will examine sport psychology principles applied in a coaching environment, including the concepts of motivation, confidence building, competitive anxiety, communication skills, group processes, and emotional growth.

MCAA 530   Ethics And Sport   4 Units

This course will examine and analyze the philosophy and ethics of coaching as students look at how values are communicated, and how to facilitate positive social and emotional growth. Students will write a personal statement of their philosophy of coaching as they work through ethical dilemmas in sport.

MCAA 540   Sport Technologies   4 Units

Current uses and the application of technology in sport will be examined in this course including video analysis of skill, analysis of computer data printouts, and integration of technology with coaching and administration applications. Students will apply skills, strategies and tactics in applied analysis training. If this course is taken, MCAA 541 may not be taken.

MCAA 541   Advanced Sport Technologies   4 Units

Advanced sport technologies will be integrated into coaching and administration applications to enhance athletic performance. The use of technology to analyze athletic performance will be covered. Cutting edge advances in equipment and products will be studied and researched. Students will apply skills, strategies and tactics into their specific career for practical application.MCAA 540 is not a prerequisite and may not be taken if MCAA 541 is taken.

MCAA 550   Research Methods and Analysis   4 Units

This course will provide an introduction to action research, research techniques, and professional portfolio development.

MCAA 560   Leadership and Administration   4 Units

Principles of leadership, organization, and management of sport programs will be introduced in this course including leadership skills and techniques, communication, scheduling, and program reviews. If this course is taken, MCAA 563 may not be taken.

MCAA 561   Athletic Finance   4 Units

This course is an advanced study in the marketing and sponsorship of sport programs and will incorporate the theories of athletic finance, current strategic planning models, sport facility related finance, and facility management.

MCAA 562   Facility Planning and Event Management   4 Units

This course will study event management and the planning and development of sport facilities, renovation of existing facilities, and the management of sport venues.

MCAA 563   Intercollegiate Athletics in America   4 Units

This course is designed to help athletics administrators take the next step in their journey to leadership excellence. Identifying timeless principles will help both two-year and four-year collegiate athletics directors navigate a course involving studying, practicing, and developing leadership skills and competencies. Through integrating and implementing leadership concepts, applications and frameworks, leadership performance will be enhanced. To develop and improve administrative skills, students will interview a two or four-year athletics administrator covering seven key areas of administration. A focus is placed on branding and developing pillars to support an athletics program. As always, the dynamics of the MCAA program and this specific course content are created for practical application. If this course is taken, MCAA 560 may not be taken.

MCAA 564   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Competitive Cheer   4 Units

The course focuses on the coach’s responsibilities and assists in meeting the requirements to coach cheer at the competitive level for school-based teams. The curriculum teaches strategies that will assist the athletic director and school administrator. Topics include: history/tradition, skill breakdown, strategic choreography, practice and competition organization.

MCAA 566   Advanced Theories in Strategic Coaching for Swimming   4 Units

An educational seminar designed to assist aquatic coaches in developing a framework for the operation of an aquatics program. This training will serve as a valuable tool for veteran and new aquatics coaches. Topics will include: rules/regulations, coaching philosophy, best practices within training sessions, developing strength training/conditioning programs and improving relationships among game officials, parents and booster groups.

MCAA 567   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching for Track and Field   4 Units

Curriculum is broad based, covering all key aspects of managerial and technical coaching. Technical sections are illustrated with pertinent video created specifically for this course, to enhance clarity and understanding. The course MCAA 567 Advanced Theory and Strategy for Coaching Track and Field includes managerial, ethical and technical duties of the track and field coach as well as aspects of training design and event-specific training.

MCAA 568   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Soccer   4 Units

Through classroom and practical instruction as well as presentations by guest speakers this course will provide soccer coaches with the tools to build their coaching philosophy, assist with program development, and continue with professional growth. The course will include practice planning; technical vs. tactical training; cultivating relationships with administrators, parent groups, and officials; and preparing players for the next level. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 569   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Lacrosse   4 Units

This course will serve to further the knowledge of lacrosse coaches, covering topics such as skills development; tactics and strategy; coaching philosophy; practice organization; strength training/conditioning programs; improving relationships with game officials, parents, and booster groups; and more. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre and post attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 570   Sport Medicine and Performance   4 Units

This course will examine methods of recognizing and caring for sport injuries, including basic physical evaluation and taping skills, purposes and procedures for adequate care of injured athletes, nutrition, and eating to win.

MCAA 571   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Golf   4 Units

Through classroom learning and practical application, this course will provide advanced training to improve the coaching of golf through a study of theories, strategies, history and etiquette of the game, proper mechanics, and teaching/recruiting techniques. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 572   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Cross Country   4 Units

This is a professional development training course designed for high school and college cross country and distance running coaches. Topics will include: philosophy of the sport, best coaching practices, warm-up and stretching, successful training theory, cardio-training, nutrition, injury prevention, weight training theory, mental training, and recruitment. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 573   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Basketball   4 Units

Using experts currently working in the field sharing their best practices, this course will assist basketball coaches in developing their coaching philosophy, team building, and coaching strategies including rules/regulations, team defense, special situations, fundamental offensive and defensive drills, strength and conditioning, and more. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 574   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Football   4 Units

Using high school and collegiate-level coaches both in the classroom and on the field, this course will offer football coaches the opportunity to increase their knowledge of operating a football program including position-specific drills, offensive and defensive alignment and strategies, recruiting process, and situational coaching. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 575   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Softball   4 Units

Using experts currently working in the field, this advanced-level course will enhance the knowledge of novice and experienced softball coaches through the discussion of best practices for coaching softball programs including philosophies, implementation of good practices, identifying common coaching mistakes, fundamentals for each position, on-field implementation drills, good hitting basics, technology to improve hitting, on-field team defense and strategy, recruiting process, and identification of coaching methods and personal coaching. *Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post- attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 576   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Volleyball   4 Units

This course will provide volleyball coaches with advanced training in volleyball including coaching philosophy; difference in the men's and women's games; training techniques in practice; coaching strategy; use of technology; sand volleyball; and running of high school, club, and collegiate programs. Various skills such as attacking, blocking, setting, defense, passing, and serving will also be covered. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 577   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Baseball   4 Units

This course will provide advanced training to improve the coaching in baseball. Theories, strategies and best practices will include: planning, organizing and conducting quality practices; hitting and pitching mechanics and fundamentals; offensive and defensive strategies; baseball specific strength and conditioning; college recruiting and professional scouting elements. There will be guest instructors and on-field demonstrations throughout the class. *Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre and post attendance distance learning requirements.

MCAA 578   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Water Polo   4 Units

This course is designed to assist water polo coaches in developing a framework for the operation of an aquatics program including rules and regulations; coaching philosophy; best practices within training sessions; developing strength training and conditioning programs; and improving relationships among game officials, parents, and booster groups. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MCAA 579   Advanced Theories and Strategies for Coaching Wrestling   4 Units

Through the use of guest speakers and demonstrations this course will serve to enhance the knowledge of the wrestling coach covering topics such as skills development, tactics and counter moves, program promotion, use of technology, coaching philosophy, strength and conditioning, practice organization, and community/media relations. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance distance learning requirements.

MCAA 580   Legal Aspect of Sport   4 Units

Legal aspects of sport administration and coaching, including analysis of liability, application of sport law, and risk management will be included in this course through case reviews.

MCAA 582   Women in Sport   4 Units

Examines the historical, contemporary, and future perspectives of women in sport. Reviews insights from history, psychology, and sociology related to women in sport, as well as athletes' perceptions of their performance. Focuses on information and issues which are fundamental to understanding women's participation in sport.

MCAA 585   Strength, Speed and Conditioning   4 Units

Through the study principles of strength, flexibility, power, and cardiovascular conditioning, students will learn to construct and apply conditioning programs.

MCAA 586   Advanced Strength, Speed and Conditioning   4 Units

An advanced course that integrates sport training programs for individual and teams will be studied. Proper resistance training, nutrition and conditioning will be developed and applied to construct a year- long training guide for optimal athletic performance. MCAA 585 is not a prerequisite.

MCAA 590   Coaching Academy   4 Units

Selected topics in this course will provide training for coaches and athletic directors including substance abuse prevention training, current issues and challenges facing coaches, and coaching certification. Currently not offered online.

MCAA 591   Athletic Director Institute   4 Units

This is a professional seminar designed to assist athletic directors enhance the operation of the athletic department including rules and regulations, organization, health and safety, emergency procedures, athletic eligibility, office management, scheduling, officials, personnel evaluation, gender equity, and budget. Currently not offered online.

MCAA 592   MCAA: Internship   4 Units

The internship experience benefits the students by allowing them to apply graduate level training in an everyday job situation while continuing to earn college credit. Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of internship settings related to coaching or athletic administration. Students are responsible for securing their own internship site and onsite facilitator. Students will be issued a MCAA 592 syllabus of specific assignments and objectives that they will need to complete as separate work for the course. Students must complete three courses of the MCAA program one of which is MCAA 510 Principles of Coaching and Leadership before they are to enroll in MCAA 592 or have ten years of experience in athletics.

MCAA 595   Culminating Project   4 Units

In this course students will develop a comprehensive portfolio through the application of the knowledge and skills related to the student's specific area of coaching. Graduation Application Fee: $184.

MCAA 595E   Culminating Project: Extension   4 Units

This class is an extension of MCAA 595 and students are to enroll in this course if they have not completed their professional portfolio while enrolled in MCAA 595. This course is 4 units with a fee of $1,000. If students enroll in this course they are responsible for following the current MCAA 595 portfolio guidelines at the time they submit the final portfolio. Therefore, previously written chapters that were completed during any previous terms may need to be re-written in order to satisfy the current portfolio guidelines. Students are responsible for following all current guidelines. Portfolios submitted based on previous guidelines will not be approved.