Unit description

Uses a student/teacher interaction strategy aimed at students developing their worldview of sport tourism. Theories and constructs about sport tourism are studied, leading into a number of significant issues such as: economic, social and cultural impacts upon communities and environmental impacts; sport tourism and regional and national development; government policy; the organisation of sport tourism events and future management issues.

Unit content

1. Sport tourism theory and constructs 
2. Sport tourism in the international arena 
3. Economic impacts of sport tourism 
4. Socio-cultural impacts of sport tourism 
5. Environmental impacts of sport tourism 
6. Sport tourism policy and planning 
7. National development and sport tourism 
8. Regional development and sport tourism 
9. Management strategies and sport tourism 
10. The future direction of sport tourism

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

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Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Discussion board30%

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Fee information


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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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