IDRSA2004 - The Coaching Role


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours A

Course content

The course emphasizes the transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical skills. Students will work with the understanding of different target groups and how this forms the basis for shaping coaches' practice. We therefore use a combination of theoretical lectures and practical group exercises where students will do coaching practice. A central part of the course is also that the students will develop their own coaching philosophy. This takes place to a large extent through group work. Great emphasis will be placed on how to communicate subject matter both in and outside of coaching pracitce.

The topics for the course are: coaching philosophy, skill development, motivation, training content, coach-athlete relationship, gender, power and ethics in the coaching role. Students will work with experience-based knowledge in relation to scientifically based knowledge and methodological consequences of this.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • through the presentation and review of key theories of central theories and approaches, gain a basic understanding of different aspects of the roll of the trainer in sports.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • use central theories and approaches to analyze actual issues in the area of the roll of the trainer in sports.
  • plan and carry out practical training and know how to change practice based on target group
  • transfer theory to pracitce
  • communicate subject matter about the coaching role

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of practical and theoretical lectures per week, 2 hours of practical exercise per week. Student-active forms of learning are emphasized.

Compulsory assignments

  • 70 % attendance on practical excercises
  • Term Paper

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the bachelor's programme in Social Science and Sports Science or to one of the 5 year teacher programmes.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sport Science
  • Physical Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 A 2022-12-22 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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