Posted on 10/09/2019 in Education News
The second cohort, of seven students, started their studies on our BSc in Developing Athletes Through Professional Practice, at Edinburgh Napier University, on Monday.
With the help of sportscotland investment, Scottish Gymnastics are delighted to support these coaches who are committed to taking their next professional development step in their coaching career.
As the students work through the two-year course, they will study contemporary problems that coaches face on a day to day basis with their gymnasts including: performance psychology, stress behaviours effecting competition and coaching athletes within a holistic development environment.
Some of the coaches has this to say about starting the course:
I’m really delighted to be starting the BSc degree at Edinburgh Napier. Walking around the university today has really inspired me to push myself within my coaching career whilst making sure I get the best out of my gymnasts
I’m looking forward to the challenge of completing a degree having never had the opportunity to complete one before. With it being specific to gymnastics is a bonus!
I’m looking forward to putting the theory into practice with my gymnasts - within all sections of the club
Best of luck to all the coaches who have embarked on their further education!
Coaches on the BSc in Developing Athletes Through Professional Practice
Kelvin Cham – City of Glasgow
Shannon Archer – Dynamic Gymnastics Academy
Debi McPhee – Jump Gymnastics
Emma Melville – Astro Gymnastics
Anna Macdonald – Alloa Gymnastics
Nicole Higginson – Astro Gymnastics
Beth Paterson – Central Gymnastics Academy