EDUC30070 Applying Coaching Science

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017

Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Either EDUC10051 Sports coaching: Theory and Practice, or an equivalent Level 1 Accredited Coaching Qualification

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
February, Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

If EDUC10051 Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice has not already been completed, an understanding of the content covered in this subject is recommended.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
February, Semester 1, Semester 2
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Miss Melanie Nash



Subject Overview:

This subject explores the complex educational relationship between, coach, athlete, coaching program and professional context, and encourages students to develop an open and reflective approach to their own coaching practice. It offers a deeper insight into the theory and practice of sports coaching highlighting the pedagogical and scientific concepts underpinning good coaching practice. It addresses key issues such as: positioning the athlete as a learner; instructional methods and reflection; how analysis of ability informs selection; and how the various sports science sub-disciplines can be used to enhance athletic performance. Students will be expected to apply the theoretical knowledge learnt in this subject through the development, implementation and evaluation of coaching programs that they have designed for their specific sport, or activity setting. The subject is aimed at those students who have proven coaching experience and a current association with a sporting club or school organisation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the importance of sports science sub-disciplines and their use in modern coaching;
  • Interpret scientific test data to assess the strengths and weaknesses of an athlete;
  • Understand the importance of recovery and provide strategies to ensure that athletes are not over trained;
  • Develop and critically defend a periodised training program;
  • Utilize performance analysis tools to assess the demands of training and competition.
  • Research Article Reviews - 3 x 400 word Written Reviews; weighted equally; (1200 words in total) due early semester (30%)
  • Case Study - Essay (1600 words)due mid semester (40%)
  • Sport Selection Methodology and Talent Identification - Report (1200 words)due end of semester (30%)

Hurdle requirement: Minimum of 80% attendance at all scheduled lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts:

Banks, J et al (2008) Intermediate coaching: General principles manual (ASC) Belconnen, A.C.T.: Australian Sports Commission

Selected readings online

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment

Links to further information: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/breadth/leading_community_sport_and_recreation#applying
Related Breadth Track(s): Leading Community Sport and Recreation

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