Sociology of Sport and Coaching


The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the sociology of physical activity, leisure, and sport. The students will gain a deeper understanding of the contribution of physical activity/sport to the well-being of individuals but also society. This module will help identify the benefits, promoters and barriers to successful sport and leisure participation. It explores some of the major issues which concern the organisation and administration of sport and leisure, both from a global and sociological perspective.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and evaluate the required facilities and supports of all ages and elite athletes

  2. Identify and describe the key participation determinants of sport and leisure (physical activity)

  3. Explore and  analyse the barriers that may inhibit sport and physical activity participation

  4. Discuss and explain the functions of sport in society in relation to social cohesion, control, socialisation, conditioning, conformity, image and social status

  5. Identify and develop plans on how a coach may overcome any barriers and support athletes to participate in sport and physical activity

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