OnlineSession 1Session 1

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

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

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Exam: closed book40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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