Sport Development and Coaching (2021)

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 Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP). 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 BHSHP, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Sport Development and Coaching, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete SDCOA101; 15 points from DANCE101, HMDEV100, MAORI102 or MAORI150; and SDCOA201, SDCOA202, SDCOA203, SDCOA301, SDCOA302, SDCOA303 and SDCOA304.

To complete Sport Development and Coaching as part of a double major for the BHSHP 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; 15 points from DANCE101, HMDEV100, MAORI102 or MAORI150; and SDCOA201, SDCOA202, SDCOA203, and 45 points from SDCOA301, SDCOA302, SDCOA303 or 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.

Note: For students studying the Sport Development and Coaching major or second major in Tauranga, the compulsory 200-level papers for the major will be introduced there in 2021, and the 300-level papers will be introduced in 2022.


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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 Culture15.021B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides practical experience with different forms of dance, an introduction to choreography, and a critical examination of how dance is influenced by societal and cultural issues.
    HMDEV100Lifespan Development15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Online) & 21B (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 World15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Online), 21G (Online) & 21X (Hamilton)
    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 Waitangi15.021A (Tauranga) & 21B (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 Issues15.021B (Hamilton), 21B (Online) & 21B (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...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    SDCOA201Sport and Community Development: Identity, Culture and Society15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (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 Contexts15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online) & 21A (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.
    SDCOA203Coaching for Learning15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (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 Contexts15.021A (Hamilton)
    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...
    SDCOA302Sport for Social Justice: Leading Sport for a Better World15.021B (Hamilton)
    In this paper students will develop critical understandings and skill sets to engage with critical issues of social justice as it aligns with sporting practices. From global and local, transnational and national examples, students will learn about these issues of social justice, and some of the strategies sportspeople, coaches, NGO...
    SDCOA303Sport, Media and Communication15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (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.
    SDCOA304Analysing Coaching for Learning15.021A (Hamilton)
    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.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 23 October 2020 11:20am

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