This course is designed to give managers, coaches, trainers and athletes an insight into the importance of goal setting and profiling the part they can play in sport. Proper goal-setting techniques are critical to success in any competitive and training activities. Goal-setting techniques adapted to participation in sports are a major branch of sports psychology, a professional field that has been recognised by the American Psychological Association. Sport psychology goal-setting techniques can help athletes train better, compete effectively and achieve more emotional satisfaction from their participation in sports.
Performance profiling has become a new tool in the athlete and in the coach’s armoury in the area of preparation for sporting competition. According to Jones (1992) performance profiling has three major purposes: 1) to aid in identifying an appropriate intervention; 2) to maximise the athlete’s motivation and adherence to the program and 3) to monitor any changes over time.
This course presents the manager, coach or athlete with the theory and practice of goal setting and performance profiling so as to enhance their sporting prowess.
The following topics are covered in this course:
This course is delivered in modular format.
As soon as you gain entry to the course all the course content is accessible.
The course will contain a series of topics. We encourage participants to study them in the order presented.
Course Assessment must be attempted before the final 5 days of enrolment.
Assessment for the course is by MCQ. This MCQ contains 20 questions.
Each question will have 4 possible answers.
Some questions will have more than one correct answer.
A MCQ can only be attempted ONCE. It is your responsibility to ensure that mobile phones are turned-off and you should seek to be alone for the duration of the MCQ.
The MCQ for this course can take up to 45 minutes.
In the case of failing an MCQ arrangements will be made to allow a second attempt.
As soon as you have submitted the Course MCQ, you are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you have completed the course.
Certificates will be posted out within 10 days of successful course completion
Each participant is enrolled for 60 days and are given this period in which to complete the course and the end of course assessment.
Emails will be sent automatically to participants with the final 15 days of the course to remind them to complete the course or to ask for an extension.
If one has problems with completing the course in 60 days, they are asked to email email@example.com for an extension. The request must arrive before the 5th last day of enrolment.