Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern Master of Kinesiology program earns Level 5 comprehensive accreditation

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Kinesiology with a concentration in coaching degree has earned Level 5 Comprehensive Accreditation by the United States Center for Coaching Excellence Board of Directors and the National Committee for the Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). Additionally, Georgia Southern’s minor in coaching behavior was re-accredited as a Level 3 Comprehensive Accreditation.

“Georgia Southern University continues to demonstrate that it is a leader in quality coaching education by the successful completion of this impressive accomplishment, serving as a benchmark for other coaching education providers,” said Sara Plaspohl, DrPH, interim chair for the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology.

The University’s coaching programs, housed in the Waters College of Health Professions, are one of only 29 accredited programs nationwide. NCACE accreditation signifies that Georgia Southern’s programs meet or exceed requirements in the National Standards for Sport Coaches and the NCACE accreditation guidelines.

The NCACE is the premier authority for coaching education in the U.S., offering coaching education programming support and accreditation of programs through NCACE.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities.

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