Qualification

Certificate in Sport Coaching

Overview

Designed for working professionals from any walk of life who want to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of Sport Coaching, this certificate can be completed by distance around your other commitments.

Coaches can complement and enhance their work-based skills or, if you are currently not employed in the sporting industry, you can develop skills and competencies to support your knowledge and performance in the area of Sport Coaching and related fields.

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Certificate in Sport Coaching. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Some certificates have additional entry and course requirements; please check the Regulations for the Certificate in Sport Coaching for full details.

You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Qualification structure and duration

The Certificate in Sport Coaching comprises a minimum of 60 points at 100 and 200-level.

The certificate can be completed full-time over one semester or up to two years part-time. 

Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Sport Coaching, provided you have not graduated with the certificate (and no more than five years has elapsed).

Possible qualification structure for Certificate in Sport Coaching

Year 1
  •  
    Core courses
  •  
    Optional courses
Each block represents a 15-point course.

Subjects and courses

Students complete two core courses: SPCO 101 Introduction to Sport Coaching and SPCO 201 Athlete-Centred Coaching 1 plus two other optional courses. There is a prescribed list of optional courses available to choose from, please check the University Regulations website for an up-to-date list.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Further study

Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Sport Coaching, provided you meet the entry requirements for the degree.

Credit may be transferred to other qualifications by approval of the appropriate Dean. If you are considering this, you should consult a Liaison Officer (new students) or a College of Education, Health and Human Development Student Advisor (advancing student)

More information

For the full certificate requirements see the Regulations for the Certificate in Sport Coaching.

For more information email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students) or visit the Liaison Office’s course planning page (new students), or a College of Education, Health and Human Development Student Advisor (advancing students).