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Sport Science MA, Coaching, leadership and organization, 7,5 Credits

General data

Code: IV010A
Subject/Main field: Idrottsvetenskap
Cycle: Second cycle
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Health Sciences
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Established: 9/22/2010
Date of change: 10/12/2016
Version valid from: 9/15/2016


The course aims to deepen knowledge in coaching, leadership and organization with a focus on sports. Furthermore, the purpose is to provide a theoretical and practical knowledge of the use of behavioural models in the development of sporting achievement.

Course objectives

After completing the course the student should be able to:

- Develop and guide athletes appropriately for individual and group performance outcomes.
- Demonstrate applied knowledge of the importance of different psychological and social factors that affect athletes’ performance.
- Independently integrate and use knowledge of coaching, leadership and organization in sports
- Deal with complex phenomena and issues in coaching, leadership and organization in sports
- Develop an environment that requires independence of a coach, manager or trainer (association, federation / organization).


Theories in:
- Performance Psychology
- Social and Psychological Aspects of Sports Performance
- Coaching and leadership models
- Behavior analytics of organization development

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree of minimum 180 credits (including a degree project of at least 15 credits or equivalent foreign degree) in sport science, physical education, physical therapy, medicine or human biology.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The teaching methods vary and include individual and group exercises. Examples of teaching methods include lectures, literature studies, seminars, workshops and practical exercises. Detailed information is given in the syllabus.

Examination form

The course is examined through an individual written assignment.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Author: Huber, J. J.
Title: Applying educational psychology in coaching athletes
Edition: 2013
Publisher: Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Comment: ISBN: 9780736079815

Author: McMorris, T., & Hale, T.
Title: Coaching science : theory into practice
Edition: 2006
Publisher: Chichester: Wiley
Comment: ISBN: 9780470010983

Author: Olofsson, R.
Title: Beteendeanalys i organisationer : handbok i OBM (1. utg. ed.).
Edition: 2010
Publisher: Natur & kultur
Comment: ISBN: 9789127119789

Vetenskapliga artiklar tillkommer.

Scientific articles will be provided during the course.

Other information

The selection process takes place in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.