SPCO310-24W (C) Whole Year 2024

Practicum 3

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 17 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 25 August 2024


This course provides a final application of sport coaching theory to practice. Students will plan, implement and critically evaluate aspects of coaching pedagogy, sociology and sport science while coaching their selected sport. This will occur during coaching sessions with a team or individuals at any sporting level, throughout a season of practices and games or events.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically evaluate one's own coaching effectiveness through the use of reflective practice.
2. Plan, implement and critically evaluate selected principles of sport science within the coaching practicum experience;
3. Plan, implement and critically evaluate selected aspects of pedagogical theory within the coaching practicum experience;
4. Critically reflect on a sociological and/or an ethical issue from the coaching practicum experience;
5. Implement and critically evaluate an action plan addressing the sociological and/or ethical issue(s) identified;


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 102
19 Feb - 25 Feb
01-P2 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 21 Jul
Optional A (Optional)
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
26 Feb - 3 Mar
Optional B (Optional)
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
4 Mar - 10 Mar

Course Coordinator

Piet Van Hasselt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Coaching Portfolio 14 Oct 2024 100% Evidence from planning, implementation & reflection on a series of personal coaching sessions that relate to the course content. To include supervisor debrief notes & reflective summaries as well as session plans & all coaching documentation as outlined on the SPCO Learn site (specific to major where relevant). This assessment will be graded as pass or fail.

Textbooks / Resources

Fyall, G., & Metzler, M. W. (2019). Aligning Critical Physical Education Teacher Education and Models-Based Practice. The Physical Educator, 76(1), 24-56. (PE Teaching & Coaching)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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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