Unit aim

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of management and administration including planning, organising, leadership and control in the context of sport and fitness organisations. Also develops an awareness of the roles and broad range of skills required of managers in such organisations.

Unit content

Topic 1.  Introduction to sport management

Topic 2.  The sport, recreation and fitness industry  or  The surfing industry

Topic 3.  Ethics in sport management

Topic 4.  Strategic planning    

Topic 5.  Decision-making

Topic 6.  Organising and delegating

Topic 7.  Communicating effectively

Topic 8.  Managing human resources (including volunteers)

Topic 9.  Motivating employee performance

Topic 10.  Leading

Topic 11.  Performance management

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

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Quiz15%
Report35%
Exam: closed book40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Quiz15%
Report35%
Exam: closed book40%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Quiz15%
Report35%
Exam: closed book40%
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