The Coaching Process
This module examines how we understand and explain the coaching process. Based on the integration of research and personal practice, in this module you will 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.
- Coaching process and practices
- Coaching as an interpersonal endeavour
- Coaches’ actions and strategies
- Psych-social environment in coaching
- Understanding coaches
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. You must also have five years' appropriate work experience in coaching, and evidence of successful completion of sport-specific coaching qualifications is expected.
The objectives of the module are to:
- investigate and critically appraise existing models of the coaching process.
- use established methods to analyse personal practice and compare with coaching models.
- reflect on and critically evaluate coaching behaviours and interpersonal nature of coaching using appropriate research and theory.
- construct working models of coaching process.
Delivery and assessment
The module is delivered entirely online through pre-recorded presentations, learning materials, asynchronous discussion and tutorials.
Assessment will be a practical analysis task and evidence-guided professional reflective essay.
Typically, individuals who apply for a Sport Performance Coaching CPD module will already be employed in
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