Date of Award

Spring 5-2021

Degree Name

MSEd in Physical Education

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Daniel Raimondo

Abstract

As the female population within athletics grows, the importance of having female coaches within athletic departments has come into focus. Analysis of previous research at the intercollegiate level shows that although there are women are coaching sports, they often face many barriers such as discrimination, family obligation, lack of support and stereotyping. Athletic departments are being held responsible for this allowance of barriers to effect female coaches and their decision to coach. Significant gender differences have emerged regarding the treatment of female coaches as well as availability of opportunities to pursue careers within coaching. The purpose of this synthesis is to review the effects of Collegiate Athletics on female coaches.

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