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Unit description

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of management and administration and develops an awareness of the roles and broad range of skills required of managers in such organisations.

Unit content

  • Introduction to sport, exercise and fitness management
  • The health system in Australia
  • The sport, exercise and fitness industry  
  • Ethics in sport management
  • Strategic planning and decision-making
  • Communicating effectively
  • Managing human resources (including volunteers)
  • Employee performance
  • Leading

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the key features of the Australian health system
2describe the key features of the sport, exercise and fitness industry in Australia
3outline organising principles and strategic planning processes for sport, exercise and fitness organisations
4explain approaches for effective leadership of sport, exercise and fitness organisations
5describe methods of management control for sport, exercise and fitness organisations
6outline ways that managers can promote ethical behaviour in organisations.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the key features of the Australian health system
  2. describe the key features of the sport, exercise and fitness industry in Australia
  3. outline organising principles and strategic planning processes for sport, exercise and fitness organisations
  4. explain approaches for effective leadership of sport, exercise and fitness organisations
  5. describe methods of management control for sport, exercise and fitness organisations
  6. outline ways that managers can promote ethical behaviour in organisations.

Prescribed texts

  • Lussier, RN & Kimball, DC, 2014, Applied Sport Management Principles, 2nd edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign IL.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Report45%
Exam: take home40%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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