SPMT614 - Coaching Theory, Methods, and Issues
Course Code: SPMT614 Course ID: 2773 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course focuses on current coaching theories, methods, practices, and outcomes. Students will consider the origin, development, and arguments surrounding the character of American sport. Topics include a study of coaching principles, practical coaching situations, great coaches and their methods, decision making in coaching, coaching ethics, and other contemporary issues in 21st century collegiate and high school coaching. Students are also exposed to the importance of computers and the Internet to today’s coaches.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|01/27/20 - 07/03/20||07/06/20 - 08/30/20||Summer 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):
1. Examine components of a successful coaching philosophy.
2. Assess challenging situations and difficult decisions coaches encounter.
3. Critically evaluate desirable coaching qualities and expected coaching duties.
4. Compare and contrast the three coaching styles.
5. Critique theories, principles, and issues relative to coaching athletics.
|Week 1 Forum: Introduction and Coaching Philosophy||3.75 %|
|Week 2 Forum: â??Athletes First, Winning Secondâ? â?? Coaching Objectives||3.75 %|
|Week 3 Forum: Appropriate Language and Levels of Coaching||3.75 %|
|Week 4 Forum: Performance Enhancers||3.75 %|
|Week 5 Forum: Organizational Strategies||3.75 %|
|Week 6 Forum: Leadership and Motivation||3.75 %|
|Week 7 Forum: Parents, Boosters, and Bosses||3.75 %|
|Week 8 Forum: Summary and Reflection||3.75 %|
|Research Paper Topic||3.00 %|
|Week 3 Assignment: Research Paper Topic||3.00 %|
|Week 2 Assignment: Coaching Style Analysis||15.00 %|
|Week 4 Assignment: Coaching Article Response||15.00 %|
|Week 7 Assignment: Written Assessment||15.00 %|
|Research Paper Outline||7.00 %|
|Week 5 Assignment: Research Paper Outline||7.00 %|
|Research Paper||15.00 %|
|Week 8 Assignment: Final Project - Research Paper||15.00 %|
As assigned during the semester (please familiarize yourself with the course website)
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
The OWL at Purdue
APA Style Homepage
North American Society of Sport Management
Positive Coaching Alliance
College Sport Research Institute
Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision
Coach for America
American Kinesiology Association
Links to Universities with Sport/Kinesiology Programs
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.