10 x 2-hour workshops per semester
10 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
Assignment(s), Project, Practical work
Topic description

This topic will extend students' skills and knowledge gained in sport coaching by further developing students' research techniques, mentor training skills and reflective practice. The topic will enable students to further develop their communication skills, advance their public speaking skills and evaluate coaching styles. Students will also critique and report on their own coaching performance to further develop their coaching skills.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Advance students' understanding of sport coaching as an applied science, with a focus on theory and theory informed practice
  • Develop mentor training skills in coach development
  • Evaluate sports coaching practices in an applied context through evaluative research
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate research methods as they relate to sport coaching practices
  2. Undertake self-evaluation techniques and develop technical recording skills to improve coaching performance
  3. Work effectively in small groups in a coaching context
  4. Apply current sport coaching principles in an applied sports context to a variety of audiences, including athletes, colleagues and academic staff