The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) delivers learning programmes for sports and event participants - athletes, managers, administrators, officials and coaches - through a series of tailored educational programmes.
Online Education
Using the power of the internet to deliver targeted sports training and education
This programme introduces the International Paralympic Committee, its roles, structure and history as well as the key principles of Classification which are applicable for all Paralympic sports. It provides an important education programme for all those interested in the Paralympic Movement and Paralympic sport. Go to programme >>>
Officials in athletics competitions have responsibilities to ensure the competition is run fairly and within the rules. In this respect, Officials in IPC events face a set of unique challenges. From considering the qualities of a good official through to the understanding of specific rules applied to track and field events, communication skills and the structure of a Paralympic competition, this programme contains the information required to become a knowledgable Technical Official. Go to programme >>>
Every Paralympic athlete undergoes classification comprising a physical assessment, a technical assessment and observation during competition. The first requirement for a person to become a World Para Athletics Classifier is to take the World Para Athletics Classification on-line programme. The programme details the essential information required to become a knowledgable classifier. Go to programme >>>
Every Paralympic swimmer undergoes classification comprising a physical assessment, a technical assessment and observation during competition. The first requirement for a person to become an IPC Swimming Classifier is to take the IPC Swimming Classification on-line programme. The programme details the essential information required to become a knowledgable classifier. Go to programme >>>
This online programme is open for anyone who is currently involved or wants to become involved in hockey, globally; coaches, officials, managers, athletes, event organisers, volunteers and fans. The programme is also the starting point on the FIH Hockey Academy education pathway. Go to programme >>>
This online programme is open for anyone who is currently involved or wants to become involved in coaching, playing and umpiring and is the starting point on the FIH Hockey Academy coach education pathway. The Start Hockey programme is a pre-requisite for this programme. Go to programme >>>
The FIS Athlete Certificate is designed to cater for the unique lifestyles of competitive skiers and snowboarders. It provides an opportunity for you to learn about the role and activities of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and it provides the latest information to support and enhance your sporting career by taking you through the key aspects of life as an alpine athlete. Go to programme >>>
The FIBA Academy Manager's Programme has been developed especially for members of the basketball community and those interested in the management of basketball. The programme is structured into a ten module learning framework which takes you through the fundamental principles of running your basketball organisation. The topics covered range from the importance of the constitution to the organisation of events, through to finance, sponsorship, athletes' management, etc. Go to programme >>>
This interactive course will take you through 3x3 basketball, 3x3 tournaments and FIBA’s support of the game. The programme brings together the various components of 3x3 and is specifically targeted to assist National Federations and endorsed organisers in managing and running 3x3. Go to programme >>>
Managing a National Federation is a complex and exciting role. This online programme takes you through many aspect of these tasks and prepares you for an associated workshop. Go to programme >>>
In preparation for the Level 1 Events workshop, the online BWF Events Programme takes you through the process of event organisation, from setting achievable objectives through to establishing a Local Organising Committee and understanding the relationships between clients, services and functions. Go to programme >>>
Officials in swimming competitions have responsibilities to ensure the competition is run fairly and within the rules. In this respect, Officials in IPC events face a set of unique challenges. From considering the qualities of a good official through to the understanding of specific rules applied to track and field events, communication skills and the structure of a Paralympic competition, this programme contains the information required to become a knowledgable Technical Official. Go to programme >>>
This course is designed for qualified coaches who have previous experience in training able-bodied athletes and now are shifting to train athletes with impairments. Para sport training requires extensive knowledge and skills in many fields such as training principles, exercise physiology and sports psychology. Go to programme >>>
The READY to Wrestle online programme is open for everybody who wants to learn about wrestling history, rules, styles and traditions, and about the work of United World Wrestling. You might be a student, an athlete, a coach, an umpire, event organiser or an interested supporter of wrestling and the Olympic Games. Go to programme >>>
The objective of this course is to provide organisers with the basic knowledge they need to prepare for and then participate in the venue operational planning process. It also aims to introduce standard concepts, principles, assumptions and terminology that will inform and guide venue planning and operations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Go to programme >>>