SPCO301-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Sport Coaching and Leadership

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This course critically examines and applies sport coaching pedagogy in a range of sporting contexts. Importantly, this course looks at the interrelatedness of leadership, power and culture and the effects these factors may have on a positive team and organisational environment. Students will critically examine the possible directions of sport coaching and explore possible ways of managing such changes. Students will explore the course content through micro-coaching sessions within a variety of sport coaching contexts.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically analyse a range of leadership styles evident in sport coaching.
2. Critique the interrelatedness of leadership, power and culture on sport coaching and sport participation.
3. Evaluate and analyse organisational learning theory and consider the role that cognitive perspectives of learning have on organisational culture and learning.
4. Investigate and critique current curriculum, principles & practices of sport and sporting organisations.
5. Critique current literature relating to future directions and predictions for sport coaching curriculum, principles and practices, and consider ways to manage change within a variety of sport coaching and organisational contexts.


Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 111
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 443
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
18 Oct - 24 Oct
01-P2 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Rec Centre Gymnasium
20 Sep - 17 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Glenn Fyall


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Course Interaction & Engagement 20% Attendance and participation for lectures & workshops. Note: Distance students will also be required to meet on-line attendance and participation requirements.
On-line Test 27 Aug 2021 30% On-line test of first six weeks of course content (LO's 1, 2, 3).
Leadership Research Project OR Coach Developer Essay 20 Oct 2021 50% Leadership Research Project on an organisation of choice (LO 3, 4, 5), OR Reflective essay on the intentions, principles and your personal involvement in the SNZ Coach Developer course (LO 3, 4, 5).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO301 Occurrences

  • SPCO301-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • SPCO301-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)