Sports coaches encourage participation in sports and are responsible for the training and motivation of sportspeople. The role of a sports coach is also heavily reliant on developing trusting relationships, not just with athletes, but with those who support them, such as psychologists, dieticians, doctors, administrators and family members. Whether you intend to work as a volunteer, part-time or as a professional coach, this online course is ideal professional development for you.
The Certificate Sports Coaching is a unique online course that will develop your knowledge and skills to become a sports coach, whether assisting with your child’s sporting endeavours or coaching an amateur or professional team.
In this professional development course, you will also explore the professional standards of a sports coach as well as the communication skills required to motivate athletes and develop the coach-athlete relationship.
You will also learn about the training roles of coach versus athlete and the difference between coaching individuals as opposed to teams. You will also explore the athletic identity, gain an understanding of how to maintain your own motivation, and how to navigate children’s sport and interact with parents.
On completion of this course, you will have the foundation knowledge and skills to confidently pursue your passion for sports coaching for individuals, teams and children.
Unit 1 - Introduction
Aspects of sports psychology
Applying sports psychology
Unit 2 - Psychological traits of successful athletes
State of mind
Unit 3 - Anxiety and arousal
Physiology of anxiety
Psychology of anxiety
How to maximise psychological state
Focusing (or centering)
Unit 4 - Motivation
Factors affecting motivation
Motivation for fun
Slimming for fun
Unit 5 - Aggression
Using self consciousness
Conflict handling techniques
Unit 6 - Leadership and Coaching
A coach’s role
Unit 7 - Team Dynamics
Traits of an effective team
Commitment to the team
Concern for achieving
Effective work methods
Well organised team procedures
Ability to take criticism
Unit 8 - Special Groups
Post game/season evaluation
Elite female athletes
Special considerations with female athletes
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.