Sport Development and Coaching (2024)

The Sport Development and Coaching major is based on an innovative combination of pedagogical and sociological studies of sport and active recreation.

Sport Development and Coaching is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Sport and Human Performance (BSHP). Sport Development and Coaching may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Sport Development and Coaching as a single major for the BSHP, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Sport Development and Coaching, including 105 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete SDCOA101, SDCOA102; SDCOA201, SDCOA203, and 30 points from SDCOA202, HPSCI202, HPSCI206 or HTHPR202; and SDCOA301, SDCOA303, and SDCOA304.

To complete Sport Development and Coaching as part of a double major for the BSHP or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Sport Development and Coaching, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete SDCOA101, SDCOA102; SDCOA201, SDCOA203, and 15 points from SDCOA202, HPSCI202, HPSCI206 or HTHPR202; and 45 points from SDCOA301, SDCOA303 and SDCOA304.

To complete a minor in Sport Development and Coaching, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Sport Development and Coaching major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(SDC) and GradDip(SDC)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Sport Development and Coaching at an advanced level in their first degree. To complete the Graduate Diploma, students must take a total of 120 points including at least 75 points at 300 level or above in Sport Development and Coaching. Programmes of study are planned according to interests and prior academic background and experience, and intending candidates should therefore consult the Head of the School of Health.

    For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DANCE101Dance, Movement and Culture15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper integrates dance practice and theory, providing practical experience of different dances of Aotearoa, the Pacific region and beyond. Embodied learning in dance is integrated with critical examination of how dance is influenced by social and cultural issues, and an introduction to choreographic processes.
    HELTH120Navigating Hauora in Aotearoa and the Pacific15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper explores Hauora in Aotearoa from Maori and Pacific perspectives. Students will develop an understanding of the significance, relevance, and adoption of cultural concepts and perspectives, Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi, and a range of Maori and Pacific hauora models and frameworks in national, regional, and loca...
    HMDEV100Lifespan Development15.024A (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
    HMDEV100 focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan.
    MAORI102He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World15.024A (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton) & 24G (Online)
    An introduction to the Maori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Maori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary society.
    MAORI150Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi15.024A (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
    This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time.
    SDCOA101Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues15.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
    In this paper students will gain an introduction to sociological understandings of sport and movement cultures. They will develop new ways of critically thinking about the important role sport plays in contemporary society, including the economy, politics, tourism, the media, and our sense of identity, belonging and community. Stud...
    SDCOA102The Coaching Process15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    Understanding the coaching process is fundamental to supporting the development of athletes across participation, development, and high-performance contexts. The purpose of this paper is to introduce students to the study of sport coaching, providing students with the knowledge and skills required to design and deliver high quality...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    HELTH220Facilitating Hauora in Aotearoa and the Pacific15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper explores conceptual and applied understandings of Maori and Pacific health and wellbeing, with a focus on dual impacts of colonisation and social determinants of health. It also explores the relationship between traditional whenua-based practices of hauora and their relevance to modern society. Underpinning the paper is ...
    HPSCI206Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance15.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper addresses key psychological aspects of sport and human performance. Select psychological concepts are covered to develop knowledge, understanding and skills important to a broad range of career and leadership pathways within and beyond sport and exercise. Topics will include confidence and motivation, goal setting, resil...
    SDCOA201Sport and Community Development: Identity, Culture and Society15.024A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga)
    In this paper students will develop critical understandings of how sport is used for the purposes of health, wellbeing and social development within local, national and international communities. Students will be introduced to more advanced key concepts and theories within sociology of sport and development studies, adding in conce...
    SDCOA202Negotiating Sport Development and Coaching Contexts15.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
    Sport development and coaching occurs in complex and dynamic interpersonal, physical and organisational environments. This paper introduces and develops knowledge and skills to negotiate effective partnerships for learning in the coaching and instructing nexus.
    SDCOA203Athlete-centred Coaching15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper advances practices integral to learner/athlete centred coaching, facilitation and instruction in an array of sport and recreation settings.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    SDCOA301Contemporary Issues in Sport Development in Local and Global Contexts15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    In this paper students will develop critical understandings of how sport is used for the purposes of health, wellbeing and social development within local, national and international communities. Students will interrogate through a social justice lens, contemporary issues in these communities and the key themes running through thes...
    SDCOA303Sport, Media and Communication15.024A (Online)
    This paper expands students' critical sociocultural understanding of the media. Students will develop knowledge of the production and consumption of various forms of media (including social media), and have the opportunity to develop skills in critical media analysis and production.
    SDCOA304Advances in Coaching Practice15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper critically examines the instructional strategies and practices adopted to promote effective instruction in selected settings. A range of technologies to support the analysis and reflection process are utilised. Students will have the opportunity to apply these in a broad range of coaching and instructional settings.
    SDCOA305Understanding Healthy Bodies15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper develops a sociocultural understanding of the body.
    SDCOA306Psychomotor Learning and Performance15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a broad research informed overview to themes associated with perceptual and psychological factors that influence how people learn and perform movement skills.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 27 February 2024 10:33am

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