Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThis course is ONLY available to those students enrolled in AHS Programs. This course outlines the skills and knowledge to provide athletes, regardless of age and ability, with the best possible methods of applying exercise science principles to enhance coaching performance.Course IntroductionSports Coaching focuses on the theory and practice of coaching in a scientific setting. The course demonstrates to the student the links between the sub-disciplines of exercise science and the use of a multidisciplinary approach for effective coaching. The course emphasises practical applications of theory and knowledge to sports coaching scenarios.Course AimsThis course allows students to examine and implement the theory and practice of coaching in a scientificsetting. The course enables students to understand the links between the exercise science sub-disciplinesand adopt a multidisciplinary approach to sports coaching. The course provides students with the ability toexamine the different aspects of exercise science and determine how these can be applied to enhanceperformance. The course provides students with practical applications of theory and knowledge learnt inother exercise sub-disciplines and draws these subject areas together to provide a framework for allathletes.Learning OutcomesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:1 Understand the value of and be able to develop a coaching philosophy.2 Explain the three major objectives of coaching and factors that are involved in selecting a coaching style.3 Apply principles for coaching with character, for developing good character and sportsmanship in athletes, and for coaching athletes who have diverse backgrounds, characteristics and abilities.4 Apply psychological principles for effectively communicating with and listening to athletes, for optimally motivating athletes, and for managing behaviour problems in a positive and effective manner.5 Recognize and be able to apply information and methods in using the games approach for teaching technical and tactical skills.6 Develop instructional plans for team practices and plans for an entire sport season.7 Apply physiological principles for physical training in sport, including training for energy and muscular fitness, and have the ability to develop physical training programs for athletes.8 Apply the principles of good nutrition for health and performance to address the problem of drug abuse by athletes.9 Apply methods for effective team management, for managing interpersonal relationships in coaching, and for protecting athletes from risk and coaches from liability problems.
Weighting/Marked out of
Test or quiz
Performance - artistic
Coaching performance and reflection
Assignment - Written Assignment
Coaching observation assignment
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.