SPCO301-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)

Sport Coaching and Leadership

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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.


Course Coordinator

Glenn Fyall


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Course Interaction & Engagement 20% Weekly. 20% of your final course mark will be determined by your ability to engage and participate in discussions and complete workshops activities.
Mid-term Online Test 24 Aug 2023 30% Online test (Multichoice) covering content of first 6-weeks of course.
Leadership Research project OR Coach Developer Reflective Essay 20 Oct 2023 50% Submit either a (i) Leadership Research Project or, (ii) a reflective essay having completed the SportNZ Coach Developer Programme.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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.

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All SPCO301 Occurrences

  • SPCO301-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023
  • SPCO301-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)