Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching and Leadership
Confidence to coach athletes and teams
Explore current coaching practices and styles to see where yours fits. Use technology and data to optimise training. Inspire and motivate. Become a socially responsible leader in a positive sporting culture. Learn from experienced coaching staff.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 07 Jul 24
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Investigate, interpret and apply information regarding coaching and leadership models, behaviours and best practice across a range of sporting contexts.
- Identify physical and mental requirements of athletes across a range of sporting contexts, and plan, implement, and evaluate athlete centred programs that may utilise contemporary technology to enhance performance.
- Critically appraise and reflect on coaching and leadership strategies, practice and programming for holistic athlete development and lifelong learning.
- Investigate and communicate socially responsible guidelines that address a range of organisational, social, community and individual issues that reflect positive ethical culture for athletes and the wider community.
- Critically analyse and interpret research literature, sport performance data and effectively transmit information both orally and written for a variety of purposes within coaching environments
Coach educator, coaching director, head coach, assistant coach, high performance coach, performance director, sports development manager, sport management.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching and Leadership applicants must meet the following specific requirements:
- Bachelor degree in related field; or
- Bachelor degree combined with 5 years coaching experience in semi-professional or professional sport
English Proficiency Requirements
Defined as the successful completion of secondary education or a Bachelor’s degree in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland.
Students who have English as an Additional language and are admitted on the basis of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment, are only admitted if they have attained n overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5, with no individual band score below 6.0.
All English language tests are valid for two years from the date of completion
Credit for previous study or work
Applications for Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered and reviewed on a case by case basis by UNDA's Student Administration.
The Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching and Leadership will provide future and current coaches with a clear understanding of the theory and methodological application of best practice principles that focus on holistic athlete development. Throughout the program, students explore coaching and leadership theories and behaviours, cultural issues, performance analysis techniques, and professional practice principles. Students will reflect on their own coaching experience, and how coaching and leadership can influence athletic environments, performance and progress.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching and Leadership students must complete 4 subjects consisting of:
2 Compulsory subjects:
- HLTH6008 Multidimensional Coaching Practice
- HLTH6009 Performance Technology and Analysis for Coaches
AND 2 Elective subjects from the following options:
- BUSN5620 Leadership Theory and Practice
- HLTH6011 Professional Practice in High Performance Sport
- HLTH6012 Applications of Strength and Conditioning
- HLTH6013 Integrated Approaches to Athlete Health and Performance
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching and Leadership students must complete a minimum of 4 subjects consisting of 2 Compulsory subjects and 2 Elective subject choices
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