Introduction to Coaching

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 13 December 2024
27 June 2024


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC C607 Sports Performance and Coaching,
BSC C608 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C609 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Placement Year),
BSC C614 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module provides students with an introduction to the underpinning concepts and principles of sport coaching practice.

Within the module, students will explore a variety of topic areas including coaching behaviours and communication skills, practice designs and coaching approaches, developing a coaching philosophy, in addition to ethics and inclusivity in coaching. Specifically, this module provides students with the opportunity to plan, deliver, and reflect upon coaching practice, while also having access to several guest lectures and further CPD workshops to enhance student-coach learning and future employability.

Module aims

The aim of this module is:

  • To provide students with an introduction to the coaching process, by exploring key principles and concepts which inform the design and delivery of sport coaching practice.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the process and principles of planning, delivering, and evaluating sports coaching practice.

  2. Develop a range of coaching behaviours and communication skills to support the coaching process.

  3. Discuss the importance of ethics, inclusivity, and safeguarding in coaching.

  4. Understand a variety of coaching approaches and styles, in addition to their influence on practice design.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module is delivered via a mixture of face to face and online teaching methods including lectures, seminar based discussions, and practical coaching delivery. The module also includes the opportunity to engage with face-to-face and online CPD workshops, while also attending guest lectures delivered by industry professionals and national governing bodies.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Assessment 1 - 500 Word Coaching Session Plan    40% 
Coursework   Assessment 2 - 10 Minute Practical Coaching Session and 500 word coaching plan     60% 

Additional coursework information

1. 500-word coaching session plan (40%)
2. 10-minute practical coaching session (60%)

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Callum Morgan, email:



External examiner

Prof Paul Potrac
Northumbria University
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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