SMGT10100 Theory of Coaching I

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is an introduction to the science and research in coaching and coaching practice. Fundamental topics will be covered such as the coaching process and how to structure a coaching session. The aim of the module is to provide students with an awareness of the current coaching literature and how this can inform coaching practice.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

-Plan a coaching session
-Have an understanding of the coaching process
-Articulate their own coaching philosophy
-Awareness of coaching styles
-Review current coaching literature
-Understand how to facilitate athlete centred coaching

Indicative Module Content:

-Coaching philosophy
-The coaching process
-Coach education
-Coaching styles
-Coach athlete relationship
-Athlete centred coaching
-What is learning?
-Creating a coaching session

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered through a variety of formats for optimal student engagement. Students are required to actively engage within their learning, this will be in the format of class contributions, peer learning, presentations and groups discussions. Opportunities will be given to students to choose some content that can be covered, affording autonomy over their learning.

Lectures will be delivered through a mixture of live online lectures and pre recorded lectures. There will be activities imbedded on bright space including quizzes, forums and surveys students will be expected to complete. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

An interest in sport and some experience with coaching, either as an athlete or as a coach.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual Assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: Individual assignment. Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Tonya Allen Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Adam Grainger Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Eleni Theodoraki Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 16:00 - 17:50