Coaching Studies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Coaching Studies

  • 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

    This module will focus on the theory and practice of sports coaching. It will allow students to develop an understanding of the skills required to be an effective coach and will focus in particular on the planning, organisational and communication aspects of coaching. This module will be delivered though a mixture of theory and practical classes.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Discuss coaching philosophy and define their own coaching philosophy.
    2. Identify the important elements of interpersonal communication in sports coaching.
    3. Demonstrate pedagogical skills, communication skills and management skill relevant to the planning and implementation of effective sports coaching sessions.
    4. Describe an individuals coaching behaviour and assess the positive and negative aspects of a particular coaching style.
    5. Analyse performance within a sporting field of their choice from a technical and tactical perspective.
    6. Demonstrate the ability to use Dartfish performance and coding analysis software when analysing a sporting performance of their choice

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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.