Introduction to Coaching
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
19 September 2022
Requisites for this module
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)
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.
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.
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the process and principles of planning, delivering, and evaluating sport 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.
No additional information available.
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
|Assessment 1 - 500 Word Coaching Session Plan
|Assessment 2 - 10 Minute Practical Coaching Session and 500 word coaching plan
Additional coursework information
1. 500-word coaching session plan (40%)
2. 10-minute practical coaching session and 500-word coaching session plan (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.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Jason Moran, email: email@example.com.
Dr Jason Moran
Prof Paul Potrac
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Of 33 hours, 9 (27.3%) hours available to students:
18 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
6 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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