Athlete Development and Coaching Pedagogy (EDUH4007)


This unit is designed to develop a sound understanding of what constitutes effective sports coaching. It distinguishes between participation and performance coaches. The unit aims to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for effective planning, implementation and evaluation of coaching programs for athlete development. Emphasis will be on the knowledge and practical understanding of different pedagogical strategies and creating an ideal learning environment. At the completion of this unit it is hoped that students are more confident and knowledgeable in their coaching practice, become a reflective practitioner, understand the vital link between theory and practice and value the need for them to be research informed teacher and coaches.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr seminar/wk for 9 wks ,16-hrs of research and service learning


team based learning tasks (4x15%) and the satisfactory completion of 16-hrs service learning with a 2500wd learning journal (40%); online community coaching course (pass/fail)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


144 credit points of units

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.