The Coaching Process
On this module you will examine the theory behind the coaching process. This will help you further your understanding of the coaching environment in which you work.
Philosophy and Ethics of Sports Coaching
This module will provide a backdrop to the concept that coaching is a developing profession and, as such there is a need for participants to understand the diverse nature and complexity of issues relating to all sports coaching.
Research Methods and Project Management Skills for use in Organisations
You will develop both academic research and project management skills throughout this module.
Sports Science for Coaching
This module will further develop a comprehensive understanding of the application of sport science in order to maximise both coaching and athletic performance.
Applied Professional Practice
This module provides you with coaching experience and the guidance of a mentor through a coaching placement. Our links with Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby, Celtic Manor Resort, Welsh Cycling Union, Welsh Netball and others mean you will have many opportunities to gain the coaching placement that will benefit you most. However, you may choose your current coaching role for the placement if you have an appropriate mentor.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Consultancy
This module will develop an understanding of how your own approaches, guidelines and skills for being an entrepreneurial manager in the sports business environment can be developed, incorporating entrepreneurial creativity and awareness to turn opportunities into viable projects or outcomes.
Dissertation – 20,000 word research project.
Awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level (after completion of three modules) and Postgraduate Diploma level (after completion of the other three modules). The only stipulation is the Coaching Process module must be completed in the Certificate Stage.
Learning and teaching methods
Time on campus in lectures is in blocks of 2-3 days every 6-8 weeks and in addition, independent study and distance learning is undertaken. If you choose part-time study this can be spread out over the period of study.