Master in European Basketball Coaching Science

Lithuanian Sports University

Program Description

Master in European Basketball Coaching Science

Lithuanian Sports University


Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent in an approved test in English)




2 years. The course is available in part-time mode. The maximum registration period for part time study is six years.


Diploma of Secondary Education


This course provides students with a unique opportunity to combine studies with elite sports activities. The course enables current practitioners to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of Sports Coaching Science.

Practical skills in a range of scientific disciplines will be further developed in order to enhance the coaching process.

The course requires students to critically reflect upon contemporary principles and practices in sports coaching and will be of interest to coaches, senior players, coach educators and students throughout Europe and beyond who have an interest in developing the game and players.


  • European Basketball Coaching Concepts
  • European Basketball Coaching Pedagogy
  • Questioning Techniques and Tactics
  • Scientific Concepts of Basketball Coaching
  • Research Methods
  • Applied Professional Placement
  • Dissertation


Knowledge and Understanding

Students will be able to:

  • Identify, analyse and critically reflect upon appropriate theory and contemporary issues in basketball coaching
  • Appreciate and critically reflect upon current problems or contemporary insights in basketball coaching
  • Identify, analyses and critically reflect upon a wide range of quantitative and/or qualitative methods applicable for applied research or advanced scholarship in basketball coaching

Cognitive and Intellectual skills

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding and application of appropriate research methods
  • Design, implement and evaluate a personal research project in a contemporary area of basketball coaching, demonstrating critical analysis of the research process, appropriate research methods and the analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data
  • Critically analyse and appreciate different perspectives, values and strategies of basketball in the fields of basketball coaching and synthesize these with theory to deal with complex issues systematically and creatively and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Demonstrate self-direction and originality in identifying needs, analysing needs, formulating solutions and evaluating strategies within the context of basketball coaching

Practical skills relevant to employment

Students will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the occupational sector in which the work-based learning occurs
  • Develop critical self-awareness and evaluation as a professional practitioner
  • Evaluate appropriate career models to ascertain career profiling and explore strategies for continuing personal and professional development

Transferable/Key Skills

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility when working alone or with others on applied problems or tasks
  • Make decisions in complex applied situations using systematic and creative methods and communicate their conclusions clearly
  • Develop critical self-reflection and an independent autonomous approach to learning required for continuing professional and personal development as a reflective practitioner
  • Demonstrate critical self-assessment of key and vocational skills in basketball coaching


Upon successful completion of the Masters Programme, there may be opportunities for students to gain first employment, promotion within their own organisation, gain international employment or move to a senior management position in other organisations. The Master's degree also provides a platform to other research/higher degrees in sport and promotion in other professional organisations. The completion of the Master's programme may also provide students with the ability to enhance their current working practices. Completion of this Master's degree also enables interested students to pursue higher level research qualifications.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 27, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
2 - 6 years
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Start date Sept. 2016
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