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American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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Association for Applied Sport Psychology

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National Association for Sport and Physical Education

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National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education

Testimonials for Master of Arts in Coaching Sport Performance

Alicia Smith"The Coaching Sport Performance curriculum inspired me to become a better coach and gave me the tools to help develop my athletes into elite performers.  The education, support and learning environment I received while attending Western Michigan University was the catalyst that propelled my program to the next level resulting in the Division I softball State Championship in 2011, 2012 State Runner up and 2013 H.S. Division I softball State Championship.  My ultimate goal is to share the knowledge I gained with each of my athletes to augment the life skills they will utilize to navigate the rest of their lives."

- Alicia Smith, Head Coach, Mattawan High School Softball


Matthew Stephens"After 20 years of coaching high school athletes I have found Western's Coaching Sport Performance program has enhanced and sharpened my skills as a coach.  I am applying learned concept on the practice and playing fields each year."

- Matthew Stephens, Head Football Coach, Mattawan High School


Peter Stoepker"The Coaching Sport Performance Program at Western Michigan University, provided me with a deeper understanding of how to effectively manage all different aspects of a team as well teaching me the biomechanics of different movements that has made me a more efficient and successful coach. This program has made me more confident in my abilities as a coach and it has opened many doors for me for future employment opportunities."

- Peter Stoepker, Assistant Baseball Coach, Calvin College