spe2isc inclusive sport coaching




Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with the knowledge and skills to modify aspects of their coaching and to be able to plan and deliver a safe and effective coaching environment for every participant, regardless of age, gender, culture, religious affiliation, ability levels and disabilities. Additionally, students will undertake 24 hours of practical learning with specialist schools, which will provide an authentic learning environment to apply theoretical knowledge to professional practice.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaris Lidums

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPE1GSC


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPracticum in Adapted Physical Actvitiy.PrescribedEmes C, Velde B. (2004)Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss the concepts of inclusion & diversity as they relate to the sport environment.

Online resources, practicals

02. Communicate, in a clear manner, the value of a social and cultural inclusion approach to sport.

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03. Apply knowledge of coaching principles, behaviours and learning styles to design, implement and review safe and effective inclusive coaching sessions, for diverse populations.

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04. Apply knowledge of cultural and religious barriers to participation in sport to identify a range of strategies to improve athlete participation and development.

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05. Explain the different sporting and recreation opportunities available for people with diverse backgrounds.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Cranbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaris Lidums

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

PracticalWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Team funding proposal for a sporting project (1,000-words per student)Groups of 3-4 students prepare a detailed funding proposal for a sporting project that reflects principles of inclusion/diversity3001, 03, 04
One 15 minute verbal presentation and discussion (750-words equivalent)Presentation to peers on the practical placement2501, 02, 03, 04
Reflective Portfolio of practicum experience (1,500-words equivalent)Prepare a critique (written or otherwise), of their practicum experience, with a focus on their personal reflection of values and behaviours in relation to inclusive environments3002, 03, 04, 05
One 10 minute video interview (500-words equivalent)Of a participant in sporting program whilst on placement Interview of a participant who has benefited from inclusion in a sporting/recreational activity1502, 03, 04, 05