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Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness
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Activity 2: Jones, R. L. (2009) ‘Coaching as caring (the smiling gallery): accessing hidden knowledge’, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 377–90. Part of Taylor and Francis publishing group.

Box 1: extract from: UK Coaching (2017) Code of Conduct for Sports Coaches; Rights, Relationships and Responsibilities [online], Leeds, UK Coaching. sites/ default/ files/ 13.%20Code%20of%20Practice_0.pdf


Figure 1: © kali9 / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Figure 2: adapted from Bylund C. L., Peterson, E. B. and Cameron, K. E. (2012) ‘A practitioner’s guide to interpersonal communication theory: an overview and exploration of selected theories’, Patient Education and Counselling, vol. 87, pp. 261–7.


Introduction: © The Open University. Thanks to Waltham Forest Council for allowing us to film at their Feel Good Centre.

1 Extract from Life and death in a week, Hospital series 1, episode 1. A BBC / Label1 / Open University Co-Production © BBC (2016)

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