Continuing Professional Development in Sport

We offer a variety of modules and programmes of study for the continuing professional development (CPD) of coaches and coach development professionals (e.g., coach developers, tutors, coach educators, mentors).

Our CPD in coaching and coach development is designed to improve your professional practice for the benefit of athletes, coaches, clubs and sport organisations.

Sport and Exercise Sciences

The modules can be taken separately or as part of our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Applied Exercise Physiology

Get the skills required for applied exercise physiology testing and research in areas such as power, aerobic capacity and neuromuscular function.

Applied Exercise Physiology

Physiology of Sport and Exercise

This module provides students with an understanding of the regulation and integration of multiple physiological systems during exercise, including cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuromuscular function, and muscle metabolism.

Physiology of Sport and Exercise

Sports Medicine, Health and Wellbeing

Explore the influence and impact of diet and exercise on health, well-being and the prevention of some diseases and the relevance of sports nutrition in athletic performance.

Sports Medicine, Health and Wellbeing

Sport Performance Coaching

These modules can be taken separately or as part of our MSc Sport Performance Coaching (Online) programme.

Coaching as Learning

This CPD sport module considers pedagogy in the coaching process to help you implement effective coaching practice.

Coaching as Learning

Coaching Concepts

Study the cognitive expertise and skills required to influence the coaching process and decision-making.

Coaching Concepts

Creating Engaging Practice

This module will teach you the key principles of practice in designing engaging coaching sessions for skill and performance development.

Creating Engaging Practice

Performance Analysis and Planning

Explore the theoretical concepts of performance analysis and planning, and develop your coaching practice using these learning experiences.

Performance Analysis and Planning

Physical Preparation for Performance

Gain an in-depth examination of key physiological principles useful for coaches to help understand and enhance athletes’ performance.

Physical Preparation for Performance

The Coaching Process

Examine the day to day activities of coaches, consider the interpersonal nature of coaching, and examine the personal and contextual influences on the coaching process.

The Coaching Process

Understanding Performers: Psychological Perspectives

This module provides students with an in-depth examination of key psychological concepts useful for coaches to assist them in understanding performers and enhancing performance.

Understanding Performers: Psychological Perspectives

Short courses for Sport Coach Development Practitioners

Interested in, or currently working in, the development of coaches? Our modules offer valuable professional development opportunities for those who work to develop coaches in contexts such as 1 to 1 in situ development, coach education, mentoring, and tutoring.

We recommend Coaching Concepts, Coaching as Learning, or any other modules from the Sport Performance Coaching programme. 

Bespoke CPD

We can provide tailored CPD for your organisation, either at the University of Stirling campus or at your workplace for the convenience of you and your staff.

Contact us about Continuing Professional Development.