A Scrutiny of the Coaching Education Program Scholarship Since 1995

Bryan McCullick, Paul Schempp, Ilse Mason, Cornell Foo, Brad Vickers, Graeme Connolly

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The authors sought to identify and categorize completed coaching education program (CEP) scholarship published in a recent 13-year period to provide a framework regarding the process of how coaches are prepared and certified. Scholarship was defined as data-based investigations, reviews, and position papers focused on CEPs, coaching training, and coaching development. Our review exposed that (a) there was an increasing emphasis on naturalistic research methods, (b) coaches' views and concerns were a major focus, (c) the early part of the era saw scholarship focused on the “what” of CEPs and a call for examining more of the “how” and “why” is being heeded, and (d) few assessments or interventions of CEPs were conducted. The findings provide scholars with a clear view of how the CEP field “sits” (Silverman & Skonie, 1997) and serve as a useful tool for extending the scholarship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-335
Number of pages14
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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