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Introduction to Coaching Science (8388.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science




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    This unit introduces students to coaching and officiating. Students will develop a basic understanding of training and performance issues with reference to a variety of sporting groups. Topics include coaching pedagogy, training principles, basic concepts of sports science and lesson planning. Students will learn to select, apply and interpret appropriate anthropometric and fitness tests. Successful completion of this unit enables students to apply for the General Principles Level 1 Coaching Certificate. Students are also encouraged to complete a sport specific level 1 qualification.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. demonstrate an understanding of the training requirements for different sporting populations

    2. apply a basic coaching plan and teach a sport skill effectively

    3. record, examine and interpret the results from a range of fitness and sports-specific testing protocols

    4. identify and implement risk management strategies for the well-being of the athlete, spectators, and officials

    Contact Hours

    Two hours of lectures and 1 two hour practical class per week.




    Students must be enrolled in one of the Sports Studies degree.

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