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Coaching Profile 1

Coaching Profile 1

Code: COA1SD003

Extent: 5 ECTS

Timing: Semester 2

Language: English

Level: Basic studies  

Type: Compulsory  

Starting level and linkage with other courses:



Learning outcomes

The student is familiarized with the elements explaining the coaching effectiveness in terms of athlete engagement and holistic development. The student is introduced with the holistic coaching profile in assessing one’s competencies and development needs in coaching. Together with professional competencies, student becomes acquainted with the impact of one’s behavior in building the environment for learning and development. The student is further able to use the provided feedback in conjunction with the self-assessment in building a personal development plan for coaching.

Course contents

  • Intrapersonal skills in coaching
  • Interpersonal skills in coaching
  • Professional competence in coaching

Cooperation with the business community

The course is completed in co-operation with the Sport Institute of Finland and national associations governing different sports at the national level.

International dimension


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)


Teacher(s) responsible

Teacher tutors; Markus Arvaja, Pasi Mustonen, Tomi Paalanen, Mika Vähälummukka

Course materials