A question of ethics: right or wrong?
A question of ethics: right or wrong?

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A question of ethics: right or wrong?

Conclusion

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.
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