Sport Coaching and Leadership


Through a pathway in sport coaching and leadership you will take courses that will develop the skills needed to deliver sport and recreation activities in diverse community settings. This will include examining and applying effective coaching practices and principles, exploring the role of media in sport, and developing an understanding of how children, youth and adults in Aotearoa New Zealand engage with sport, recreation and physical activity.

Areas of study

To complement your sport coaching and leadership focus you can choose from a range of courses across different disciplines to make up your sport, health and physical education degree. Other pathways that complement this subject include health education and promotion, sport science, health and physical education, and dance.


You can study Sport Coaching and Leadership in the following programmes:

Career Opportunities

  • Professional coaching, administration and management
  • Community sport and physical activity coordination
  • Partnerships and engagement coordination
  • Sports programme development and coordination in schools
  • Sport event coordination




For more information see the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education.