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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: SPMT606 Course ID: 2721 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Students in this course will use analytical techniques to examine coaching strategies. Methods, practices, and approaches that apply across a number of sports disciplines will be discussed. Students will study several issues related to coaching preparation. Students will research, strategize, and reflect on past, present, and future coaching strategies. Course topics will address coaching philosophy, technique, time management, character, teaching, nutrition, and physical training. Methods for learning will include critical thinking, decision making, and analytical skills necessary to form an effective coach.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Objectives:

CO1: Exhibit decision-making skills aligned with personal coaching philosophy on contemporary challenges coaches face.

CO2: Establish principles for coaching with character and instilling positive sportsmanship in athletes.

CO3: Evaluate motivational strategies used by coaches to enhance sports performance.

CO4: Assess the three stages of learning technical skills.

CO5: Construct muscular endurance training, speed training, and power training programs for athletes.

CO6: Illustrate the role of a coach in preventing substance abuse with athletes.

CO7: Generate a presentation detailing a personal coaching philosophy, player expectations, and a variety of other internal team dynamics.

CO8: Expound on personal coaching objectives to enhance coaching success through winning, athlete’s enjoyment, and developing athletes.

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

There may be other materials, including websites outside the classroom, assigned by the Instructor during the course.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain websites are useful. Please abide by the APUS academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note website addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

North American Society for Sport Management

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.