Certificate in Sport Coaching
Designed for working professionals from any walk of life who want to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of Sport Coaching, this certificate can be completed by distance around your other commitments.
Coaches can complement and enhance their work-based skills or, if you are currently not employed in the sporting industry, you can develop skills and competencies to support your knowledge and performance in the area of Sport Coaching and related fields.
Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Certificate. Domestic applicants over 20 who do not hold University Entrance, or equivalent, may gain admission by providing evidence of their ability to complete tertiary study successfully. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Possible qualification structure for Certificate in Sport Coaching
Each block represents a 15-point course.
The Certificate in Sport Coaching comprises a minimum of 60 points at 100 and 200-level.
The certificate can be completed full-time over one semester or up to two years part-time.
Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Sport Coaching, provided you have not graduated with the certificate (and no more than five years has elapsed).
Students complete two core courses: SPCO 101 Introduction to Sport Coaching or SPCO 102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching, and SPCO 201 Athlete-Centred Coaching 1, plus an additional 30 points of SPCO courses. Please see the Regulations for the Certificate in Sport Coaching for an up-to-date list.
Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Sport Coaching, provided you meet the entry requirements for the degree.
Credit may be transferred to other qualifications by approval of the appropriate Dean. If you are considering this, you should consult a Liaison Officer (new students) or a College of Education, Health and Human Development Student Advisor (advancing students).
For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students), or a College of Education, Health and Human Development Student Advisor (advancing students).
For the full degree requirements see the Regulations for the Certificate in Sport Coaching. For more information on facilities, resources and staff see the College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora.