A question of ethics: right or wrong?
Working closely with individuals and developing relationships is an inherent and often satisfying part of working as a sports coach or exercise instructor. However, it can bring about ethical and professional challenges and can sometimes place practitioners in a difficult or uncomfortable position, e.g. a confidence shared and/or personal dilemmas. This course aims to discuss ethical and professional principles in sport and fitness environments.
We will discuss good practice and certain ethical issues sports coaches and fitness instructors may face within their practice. In particular we explore the relationship between the coach/instructor and individuals with a specific focus on power relationships. We also explore the responsibility of the practitioner to help develop character.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University courses EXF224 Making your exercise instruction certificate count.and