Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This capstone subject focuses on coaching-specific skill and practice on the level of the individual coach. Specifically, you will further advance your knowledge of sport coaching and development by going beyond program design to consider the coach as leader and manager. You will be required to critically evaluate the context of coaching, and grapple with issues related to the immediate coaching environment (e.g., burnout, wellbeing, mental health, culture, ethics). You will be taught to synthesise previous practical and foundational knowledge to complex coaching environments and scenarios across the sport coaching pathway (i.e., participation to elite). National, state, and community sporting associations, local government, and professional sport will be explored.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClare MacMahon

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Sports Coaching

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLyle J & Cushion C.


Edition/Volume1st Ed

PublisherChurchill Livingston: London


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically review coaching situations and identify the key influential variables that will impact coaching methods and interactions
02. Adapt methods and communication to the design of coaching for specific coaching contexts and participants
03. Critically review the outcomes of coaching practice taking in to account the individual and group levels of analysis.
04. Critically assess evidence-based knowledge to increase understanding of leadership and self-management in coaching for multiple contexts
05. Communicate coherently concepts in coaching science for an applied audience with consideration of application

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 31-45, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClare MacMahon

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

PracticalWeek: 44 - 44
Two 8.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical examination. Venue with presentation capabilities required

PracticalWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2250-word case study analysisN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3
One 3000-word group written report (1000 words per student) Report is on contemporary issue in sport coaching and developmentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4
One 10-minute presentation (equiv 500 words) During exam periodN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO5