Jim Denison, PhD, MEd, BA

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs

Fall Term 2020 (1730)

KIN 347 - Applied Coaching Practice

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course examines the practice of coaching with an emphasis on a number of advanced social science concepts and theories as they apply to effective coaching. The position of the athlete as a learner will be central to this course to promote the idea that coaching is a complex social, psychological, and pedagogical process centered around human interaction and development, and underpinned by a number of applied sport sciences. Students should ideally have previous or ongoing coaching experience. Prerequisite: KIN 245. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 347 or PEDS 347.

LECTURE A1 (79962)
2020-09-01 - 2020-12-07
MWF 12:00 - 12:50 (TBD)


KIN 245 - Introduction to the Profession of Coaching

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examines the principles of coaching as they relate to the development of the athlete, the role of the coach, and organization of sport in contemporary society. Designed to present basic coaching theory that is applicable to a variety of sport settings with the focus on the practice and the season. Note: Credit will only granted for one of KIN 245 or PEDS 245 or 345.

LECTURE A1 (73750)
2020-09-01 - 2020-12-07
MWF 13:00 - 13:50 (TBD)


KSR 575 - Coaching Knowledge: The Social Dimensions of Performance Sport

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A critical examination of the construction of coaches' knowledge and what makes coaches effective. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 573, KRLS 573 or PERLS 573.

SEMINAR A1 (87233)
2020-09-01 - 2020-12-07
T 09:00 - 11:50 (TBD)

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

KSR 576 - Principles of Performance: Programming and Pedagogy

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course examines a range of knowledges, perspectives and practices relevant to effective programming and pedagogy across a variety of coaching contexts. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 576, KRLS 576 or PERLS 576.

LECTURE B1 (45338)
2021-01-04 - 2021-04-09
M 09:00 - 11:50 (TBD)


KIN 447 - Advanced Topics in Coaching

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of advanced topics in coaching as they relate to the development of the athlete, the coach, and the organization of sport in contemporary society. Designed to present coaching theory that will guide rising coaches in the development of sport programs that will positively contribute to Canadian society and its sport development model. Prerequisites: KIN 245 or Consent of Instructor. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 447 or PEDS 447.

LECTURE B1 (45113)
2021-01-04 - 2021-04-09
TH 11:00 - 12:20 (TBD)