The Science and Practice of Coaching

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Science and Practice of Coaching

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of introductory university level physical education studies.

  • 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 introduces theories related to coaching and leadership roles in sport and
    exercise, and it aims to create environments where students can develop their own
    practical competencies in related coaching and leadership skills. It also aims to provide
    students with the experiential basis necessary for them to appreciate and understand
    sport as an academic subject.

    Topics covered may include:
    ? Overview of the coaching process, introducing the coaching cycle and its critical
    ? Effective communication to individual and group.
    ? Group management, maintaining control of a group of athletes to monitor
    adherence to a coaching session.
    ? Planning and organisation of physical activity sessions.
    ? Basic theories of human motor control and learning.
    ? Basic principles of training.
    ? Safety and first aid as an implicit part of running an effective coaching session.
    The safety of the athletes and coaches must be shown in the planning process.
    ? Structural, technical and tactical aspects of selected sports.
    ? Practical sport and exercise leadership.

    Teaching: Lectures, seminars and coaching practical sessions

    ? Exam: SAQ and essay (40%)
    ? Practical: Short coaching session (30%)
    ? Coursework: Report (30%)
    ? Coursework (Essay - 70%)
    ? Practical Exam (Coaching based - 30%)
    ? Practical Exam (Coaching Based - 50%);
    ? Exam (50%)

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

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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