SPCO308-19S1 (D) Semester One 2019 (Distance)

Athletes with Disabilities

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


This course examines sociological and pedagogical theories and practices related to sport for athletes with disabilities. Historical and contemporary perspectives will be critiqued and students will gain an understanding of the implications of these perspectives for sporting environments. The course will provide students with the opportunity to apply inclusive coaching practices in a variety of settings.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain how historical perspectives on disability and disability sport have influenced current sport practice  
2. Apply selected sociological theory to current disability sport issues
3. Evaluate current policies impacting upon disability sport within New Zealand
4. Demonstrate knowledge of inclusive strategies and apply these in a variety of settings
5. Develop an understanding of sport classification and classification issues
6. Develop an understanding of specific impairments and coaching implications


1) 30 pts at 200 level, or
2) enrolment in GradCertSpC, or
3) approval of Programme Coordinator



Course Coordinator

Jackie Cowan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quiz 01 Apr 2019 50% Learning outcomes 3, 4, 5, 6
Assessment 31 May 2019 50% Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4, 6 6-10 hour practicum, reflection and implications for practice

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All SPCO308 Occurrences

  • SPCO308-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019
  • SPCO308-19S1 (D) Semester One 2019 (Distance)