EDUC 693B - Seminar-Instruction: Sports Coaching Expertise; Educational & Scientific Perspectives

  • 3 credits
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Provide an experiential and comprehensive introduction to the research on coaching education and coaching expertise literature. Emphasis is placed on developing coaching expertise and enhancing coaches' knowledge and understanding of concepts, practical principles and applications of athletic coaching theory in the educational context.

This course can be applied toward:

Important Information

Students must be accepted into the Teacher Licensure/Master of Education program to take this class.

Six seminars will be held throughout the semester. Dates and times to be announced. For questions or concerns contact Juliana Searle ( with the Center for Educator Preparation at (970) 491-5292.


Gylton B. Da Matta
Gylton B. Da Matta

Gylton B. Da Matta Ph.D. is a sports consultant for elite national teams and lecturer for the International Olympic Academy. Dr. Da Matta has earned his doctoral degree in Sports Pedagogy/ Motor Learning researching Expertise Development in Sports at the University of South Carolina, Columbia in 2004. Dr. Da Matta is a member of the International Volleyball Federation technical development committee and is a member of the Olympism for humanities and Youth Olympic study group at the Youth Olympic Sports Academy in Fort Collins. Dr. Da Matta has successfully lectured on the topic of sports expertise in Singapore, Japan, Brazil, Portugal, Denmark, Spain and Argentina.