Leadership in sport coaching

7.5 credits

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This course will help sport coaches develop strategies when faced with difficult decisions. The aim is to explore different leadership styles and theories in order to help further the student’s own coaching philosophy and core values which guide decisions under pressure. Furthermore, this course focus on the intrapersonal knowledge domain of sport coaching and student will gain knowledge regarding coach development strategies in order to identify own areas of improvement and planning for long term coach development and success.
The course is given in a digital format. Forms of teaching that may occur are lectures, group discussions, guided self-study as well as oral and written presentations via a web-based learning platform. The teaching language is English but written assignments can be submitted in English or Swedish.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

Student working from home