The capstone requirement.
Unlike other coaching degrees, the application-rich approach to the Master’s in Coaching and Athletics Administration program is practical during the process and meaningful in lasting outcomes. This applied philosophy is part of the reason for a culminating project as the capstone to a degree from Concordia Irvine.
Culminating project: a professional portfolio.
This project is the last course you will be taking in the program. For your project, you will be completing a professional portfolio. Producing a professional portfolio involves a great deal of work that may seem to dominate your life at times. Most CUI MCAA graduates express a satisfying sense of accomplishment when the project is successfully completed.
You will want to start thinking about your project the moment you enroll in your first class. It is highly suggested that you keep all papers, interviews, and presentations that you create throughout the program. Many of these will be used as part of the portfolio with minor revisions or additions.
Once you are enrolled in the course, you will want to contact your advisor so he or she can go over the requirements of the portfolio in detail and answer any questions you might have.
Your writing must be of high quality. It is imperative that you have a qualified editor to help you in this process. Please think about who will be your third party editor.