SPCO302-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Athlete-Centred Coaching for Individual Sports

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Research led but grounded in practice, this course engages students with some of the most recent and cutting edge developments in sport coaching that have sought to apply the wide range of benefits evident in athlete-centred approaches to coaching team sports to individual sports and coaching other physical activities. It engages students with approaches to applying the holistic and humanistic pedagogical principles of athlete centred coaching in team games such as Game Sense to individual, technique-intensive sports such as swimming and athletics. Specifically, it draws on the concept of Positive Pedagogy informed by the pedagogical features of Game Sense adapted to individual sports, Positive Psychology and the work on positive approaches to promoting health and well-being. It engages students with the most recent developments in this field while providing experience through practical sessions as learners and coaches with assessment structured around reflections on this experience informed by the literature.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject, or
any 15 points at 100 level from SPCO.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Karl Popper 508
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 508
22 Feb - 28 Feb
01-P2 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Rec Centre Gymnasium
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Glenn Fyall

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 SPCO302 Occurrences

  • SPCO302-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • SPCO302-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)