The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC4014

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to sports coaching. Students will analyze the principles and practices of sports coaching and sports psychology 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 will also be explored in this course. This course additionally focuses on how to improve sports performance utilizing sport psychology.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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 which are responsive to the characteristics of individuals;

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


Content

Introduction to sports coaching in schools

Sports coaching responsibilities and coaching interventions

Advanced principles of motor skill acquisition

Applied first aid for sports coaches

Coaching individuals with physical disabilities

Technology and sports coaching in the 2 Unit PDHPE syllabus

Sports nutrition for sports coaches

Injury prevention for sports coaches

Psychology and sports performance

Mental preparation for sport

Motivation and goal-setting to improve sports performance

Concentration and attention training to improve sports performance

Sport psychology and the injured athlete


Assessment items

Essay: Essay

Proposal / Plan: Plan / Program

In Term Test: Examination

Participation: Session plan and observation


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Field Study: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend all field study components to pass the course
  • Practical: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course

Contact hours

Callaghan

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

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

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks