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234.130 Introduction to Sport Coaching (15 credits)

An introduction to the generic principles of coaching from a management, educational and psychological perspective.

Details Details

  • Year: 2016
  • Mode: I
  • Semester:
  • Location: Massey Palmerston North
  • Coordinator: TBA
  • Subject: Management
  • College: College of Health

Online component Details

  • Online component: Fully Taught Online - As all of the course is taught online and there are no on-campus components (attendance at an examination venue may be required), Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Restriction(s): 152.110, 152.116


  • Start Date: Monday 29 February, 2016
  • End date: Saturday 25 June, 2016

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 14 March, 2016
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 27 May, 2016

Contact workshops

There is no contact workshop for this course

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Identify and evaluate the importance of developing a coaching philosophy.
  2. Differentiate between various coaching styles and their application.
  3. Develop an understanding of the application of management skills to the coaching process.
  4. Explain how personal and group factors affect performance and psychological development in the sport setting.
  5. Identify and understand the situational factors that guide athletic participation and behavior.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Learning experience

This course offers an introduction to basic principles of sport coaching which includes an introduction to key psychological factors that influence participation and performance in physical activity, exercise, and sport, from the coaching perspective.

Completion requirements

Students must attempt and submit all assessments to pass this course.


There are no set texts for this course.

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