Sports Coaching

Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this designated program graduates should be able to:

  • demonstrate competencies which involve the application of a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of coaching situations
  • demonstrate skills that enable them to impart their knowledge of their sport to athletes, through the development of accurate techniques and teaching methods
  • provide an ideal learning environment
  • communicate to others in indoor and outdoor settings with confidence, relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours both in written and oral forms and through demonstration
  • demonstrate a familiarity with some of the technological resources produced to support the implementation of specific strategies in coaching athletes and teams
  • develop an integrated model with the right mix of training activities, techniques and sport science support to optimise performance and learning
  • analyse their coaching and implement relevant changes to enhance learning and performance
  • demonstrate the capacity to develop, implement and critically evaluate programs or interventions
  • collaborate with others in professional practice, with the capacity to be a team leader as well as an effective team member
  • bring about a positive outcome to complex coaching situations
  • demonstrate a commitment to the role of coach as a responsible and ethical practitioner
  • acknowledge responsibility for personal values and their effect upon professional practice
  • engage with and understand the nexus between practice, theory and research
  • analyse and evaluate a variety of practices that are designed to improve performance or achieve health benefits and the credibility of its sources, and place it in context.

Master of Education (Sports Coaching)

To qualify for the award of Master of Education (Sports Coaching), candidates are required to complete a total of 48 credit points, including:

  • a minimum of 5 units (30 credit points) from this specialisation; comprising:
    - a minimum of 4 units of study (24 credit points) of core units; and
    - a minimum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of elective units to be chosen from the table below; plus
  • a minimum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of capstone units; and
  • a maximum of 2 units of study (12 credit points) of postgraduate Education units which can be chosen from any designation within the Master of Education program.

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching)

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching) candidates are required to complete a total of 36 credit points, including:

  • a minimum of 5 units of study (30 credit points) from this designation, comprising
    a minimum of 4 units (24 credit points) of core units; and
    a minimum of 1 unit (6 credit points) of elective units from the table below; plus
  • a maximum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of postgraduate Education units from any specialisation within the Master of Education program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching)

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching) candidates are required to complete a total of 24 credit points, including

  • a minimum of 3 units of study (18 credit points) of core units; and
  • maximum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of elective units from the table below.

Course convenor

Associate Professor Donna O'Connor
Phone 02 9351 6343
Room 447, Education Building, A35
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