Coaching and Sports Policy and Planning

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Coaching and Sports Policy and Planning

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    To provide participants with the knowledge and skills to understand, discuss and evaluate coaching and sports policy in Ireland. To explore a number of international models of coaching and sports policy in order to understand best international practice in this area. Students are expected to attend lectures, contribute to and lead weekly seminars.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.     Identify and evaluate the impact of social, cultural, economic, political factors that have contributed to the shaping of Irish sport since the foundation of the State.
    2.     Identify the role and pattern of government involvement in sport in the UK, Sweden, Australia, Canada and USA.
    3.     Recognise the various ways in which politics, sports policies and the organisational structure of sport in these countries are inter-related.
    4.     Assess the content of recent sports policy documentation, summarise and report on same to colleagues and academic staff.
    5.     Discuss, judge, compare and contrast sports policy initiatives from a variety of agencies and countries.
    6.     Demonstrate the ability to apply your understanding of the above factors to your own work context in sport and physical activity.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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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