Sport Coaching Theory

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport Coaching Theory

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Sociology, Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of LS4010 (or equivalent).

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module seeks to highlight the importance of examining sport and sport coaching
    from a sociological and cultural perspective, and to introduce key concepts of sociological
    and cultural studies and their relationship to sport. The module will also examine
    theories, methodologies and technologies associated with sport coaching and
    contemporary issues that are emerging within the sport and coaching environments.

    Topics covered may include:
    ? Examine socialisation in sport and its impact upon mass participation and
    coaching in a number of different sports.
    ? Examine divisions in sport, with particular focus on gender, race, class and
    sexuality. Divisions will be discussed in relation to participation, coaching and
    supporter interaction with athletes to develop an understanding of current
    trends in sport and why some populations are under-represented in sport.
    ? Examine sport as a global industry via its media representation and hyper-realism
    now placed upon sport performance and sport coaches.
    ? Examine the commercialisation of sport and its impact upon sport, its performers
    at all levels and coaching structures within a variety of sports.
    ? Examine current trends within coach development and their impact upon coach
    ? Examine key factors related to continued participation in sport and sport
    coaching and how NGBs can develop to enhance the longevity of athletes time in
    a sport.
    ? Examine governmental developments and initiatives that have a direct impact
    upon sport participation and coaching and how NGBs and NGOs must adapt to
    these changes.
    ? Examine the impact of Higher Education on coach education and the coaching

    Teaching: Lectures and seminars

    ? Exam (40%)
    ? Coursework: Two essays to be completed during the academic year (60%)
    ? Coursework (Essay - 60%);
    ? Practical Exam (Presentation - 40%)
    ? Coursework (40%)
    ? Written exam (60%)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

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