Dr. Wade Gilbert, award-winning professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno, Calif., has joined Human Kinetics as an advisor and representative of the company, specifically in the area of coach education.
In his role, Gilbert will work with Human Kinetics vice president and coach education director Ted Miller in meeting the goal of providing real-time, needs-based coach education both in the United States and internationally.
“I am honored and excited to have this opportunity to collaborate with the Human Kinetics team,” said Gilbert. “HK, with its decades of experience, strategic partners, and comprehensive library of sport science and coaching resources, is uniquely positioned to create the world’s foremost coach education gateway.”
In addition to enhancing the curriculum offerings, Gilbert will provide articles for blogs, websites, and e-newsletters and conduct webinars on a variety of coaching issues. Gilbert will continue in his role as editor of the International Sport Coaching Journal, a popular new journal published by Human Kinetics.
“Wade is one of the world’s most highly respected experts in coaching and coach education, and Human Kinetics is very pleased to expand his association with the company in this way,” said Miller.
Dr. Gilbert’s areas of expertise include coaching science, talent development, sport and exercise psychology, physical education, and youth sport. He holds degrees in Physical Education, Human Kinetics, and Education from the University of Ottawa in Canada.
Gilbert has more than 20 years of experience in conducting applied research with partners around the world spanning all competitive levels, from youth leagues to World Cup.
He is widely published and is frequently invited to serve as a featured speaker at national and international events. Dr. Gilbert has advised organizations ranging from school districts, collegiate teams, Olympic organizations, and the United Nations on coaching education and sport-related issues.
Human Kinetics, Inc. (www.HumanKinetics.com), based in Champaign, Ill., is a worldwide leader in providing quality informational and educational products in physical activity, health, sport, and sport science. Human Kinetics Coach Education courses and resources are customized and widely used by youth sport organizations, state high school associations, school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports to teach, train, and certify coaches.