This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical aspects of sport and exercise coaching. Through active participation in lectures, tutorials and practical workshops, students will learn how to create a positive sporting environment by utilizing athlete centred coaching strategies. Students will also learn how to evaluate and improve their own coaching performance by applying reflective and evaluative skills. Topics covered include coaching, training and management principles, coaching pedagogy, planning, skill learning and sports psychology. Students will also complete the community coaching general principles course. At the completion of this unit it is hoped that students are more confident and knowledgeable in their coaching practice.
1x2-hr lecture/wk for 6 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 6 wks, 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 6 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 6 wks
1x2000wd plan and practical coaching session (45%), 1x2000wd coaching reflection and evaluation (55%), 1x500wd community coaching general principles online course (pass/fail)