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Eric Martin, Scott Moorcroft and Tyler Johnson publish article on coach development techniques

portrait of eric martin, Scott Moorcroft, and Tyler Brown
From left to right, Eric Martin, Scott Moorcroft, and Tyler Brown.

Kinesiology faculty recently published an article in the International Sport Coaching Journal. Assistant professor Eric Martin, clinical assistant professor Scott Moorcroft and professor Tyler Johnson co-authored the piece, titled “Backwards design and program level approaches to coach development in higher education,” which appeared in a special issue focused on global perspectives in coach education for the coach developer.

The article explains how to utilize backwards design to maximize any program focused on coaching education. It also overviews the creation of the sport coaching certificate in Boise State’s kinesiology department, which has a specific focus on the creation of program-level learning outcomes. It discusses alignment of these outcomes across the certificate program and provides suggestions for utilizing backwards design for coach developers in both academic and non-academic contexts.

The kinesiology department’s sport coaching certificate is open to all Boise State students. More information is available here: