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-ordinatorMaris Lidums

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities through online learning activities, seminars and practical coaching placements. These are collectively designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes.

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 required16 approximately

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate mid-to long-term programmes of practice and competition based on institutional and participant/athlete needs.
02. Critique prevailing beliefs, values and assumptions within the coaching environment to operate within the organisational culture
03. Establish and maintain an effective, inclusive and empathetic relationship with athletes, staff and other stakeholders
04. Justify appropriate pedagogy, practice and communication methods to facilitate a range of different coaching scenarios to meet the learning needs of the participants
05. Identify own learning needs and take responsibility for the development and application of strategies for further self-development.

Subject options

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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-ordinatorMaris Lidums

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: 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 1000-word case study analysis and 10-minute presentation (1000 words equivalent). Total assessment 2000 words equivalent.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Participation in 16 hours of sport coaching placement (1250-words equivalent), with the submission of a logbook/reflective report (1000-word reflective piece). (2250-words equivalent total).

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3