Characteristics of strength and conditioning coaches in Canada

Foley, Jordan Kevin (2021) Characteristics of strength and conditioning coaches in Canada. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The formal field of strength and conditioning (S&C) is relatively young in Canada when compared to the United States of America (USA). Identifying the characteristics of Canadian S&C coaches will serve as an evaluation and point of comparison for future strategy and direction. The primary purpose of this study was to gather information about the demographic characteristics of S&C coaches in Canada including age, sex, minority status, salary, education, and certification. Secondly, this study compared expert and non-expert Canadian S&C coaches. While the demographics of S&C coaches has been examined in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the USA, this study was the first to our knowledge to examine characteristics of Canadian S&C coaches. The criteria and study of expert coaches has been done on Canadian sport coaches but not for S&C coaches. This research aimed to combine both concepts of defining the characteristics of Canadian S&C coaches while also categorizing them as expert and non-experts based on a working definition of coaching expertise.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 15184
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: Strength and conditioning, demographics, coaching, expert
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Physical Education
Date: June 2021
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Coaching (Athletics)--Canada; Coaching (Athletics)--United States.

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