Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Sports Coaching

The course includes detailed coverage of reflective practice, skilled performance under pressure and the study of effective group dynamics and leadership. A recurring approach used within this course is the application of theoretical learning to real-life coaching situations. The course has been developed to provide an advanced multidisciplinary understanding of current issues relating to the theory and practice of sports coaching within a sport and exercise science framework. This part time, online course is for those who wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification in Sports Coaching, but due to work, family or geographical reasons, are unable to access traditionally delivered awards.

Course modules

Modules include: Effective coaching 1: strategy and practice; advanced research methods and data analysis; group dynamics and leadership in sport and exercise; effective coaching 2: reflective practice; skilled performance under pressure; and a dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 34 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2017 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2017 - 2 Years

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Distance Learning

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