PE Studies 7 - Sports Coaching

Course code EDUC4014
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to sports coaching. Students will analyse the principles and practices of sports coaching in relation to individual and team sports. Students will explore the coaching issues embedded in the NSW syllabi and address the roles and responsibilities of coaches in the school setting. Advanced principles of motor skill acquisition and assessment will also be explored in this course.



  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2015
  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of sports coaching;

2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of advanced motor skill acquisition;

3. demonstrate sports coaching skills that are responsive to the characteristics of individuals;

4. become familiar with recent research regarding coaching principles and sports psychology, in team and individual sports.


  • Introduction to coaching
  • Coaching rules and responsibilities
  • Ethical coaching
  • Long term planning in coaching
  • Planning training sessions
  • Working with individuals with disabilities
  • Sport and physical activity
  • Technology and coaching
  • Team dynamics
  • Conditioning, fitness and nutrition
  • Injury prevention
  • Evaluating performance


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/ Bachelor of Health and Physical Education programs

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Proposal / Plan: Plan / Program

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks