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and coaches deliver Special Olympics programs in hundreds of communities across Canada

50 per cent

of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.

Calling Special Olympics coaches to participate in research project


We’re looking to recruit Special Olympics coaches across the country to participate in a research project led by Dr. Dany MacDonald. The assistant professor at University of PEI’s Department of Applied Human Sciences has partnered with Special Olympics Canada to look at the optimal modes of learning, highlight opportunities for professional development and collect feedback on our current NCCP structure and course material.

We’re looking to recruit Special Olympics coaches across the country to participate in a research project led by Dr. Dany MacDonald. The assistant professor at University of PEI’s Department of Applied Human Sciences has partnered with Special Olympics Canada to look at the optimal modes of learning, highlight opportunities for professional development and collect feedback on our current NCCP structure and course material.

Through online questionnaires and phone interviews Dr. MacDonald will look at actual and ideal sources of coaching knowledge of Special Olympics coaches, along with perceptions of self-efficacy and coach-athlete interactions.

For complete details or to participate, please contact Dr. MacDonald before June 22nd, 2012 at danymacdonald@upei.ca

Tap into your networks and feel free to invite others to participate. Those interested need only contact Dr. MacDonald directly.

Special thanks to Coaching Association of Canada for their continued support with this research project.

* Participation is completely voluntary and interviews and questionnaires can be conducted in either English or French.