In this course you explored the external influence of adhering to ethical practice in coaching and instructing. The main learning points were:
- sport and fitness professionals are required to work within the codes of conduct set by the relevant organisations to ensure good practice standards.
- a relationship where the individual is fully compliant to the coach/instructor is one that can be seen to have an imbalance of power and control and can lead to exploitation of the individual.
- the coach or instructor is a central role in influencing morals in a range of environments where individuals, alongside the presence of the coach, develop and test the moral dimensions of their evolving characters.
- to consider potential ethical dilemmas that may arise within areas of sport and fitness practice and to develop possible solutions.