Availabilities:

Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour Session 1 Session 1
Gold Coast Session 1 Session 1
Lismore Session 1 Session 1
Online Session 1 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Explain the importance of planning, leading, organising and controlling in terms of the management of sport, recreation and fitness organisations.
2 Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills and processes of administration and management.
3 Discuss the main components of human resources management and its application in sport, recreation and fitness organisations.
4 Identify major considerations involved in planning and managing facilities, events and programs.
5 Describe the scope, significance and unique features of the sport, recreation and fitness industry or the surfing industry.
6 Discuss ethical considerations relating to the management of sport, recreation and fitness organisations and programs.

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

  1. Explain the importance of planning, leading, organising and controlling in terms of the management of sport, recreation and fitness organisations.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills and processes of administration and management.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  3. Discuss the main components of human resources management and its application in sport, recreation and fitness organisations.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. Identify major considerations involved in planning and managing facilities, events and programs.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. Describe the scope, significance and unique features of the sport, recreation and fitness industry or the surfing industry.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. Discuss ethical considerations relating to the management of sport, recreation and fitness organisations and programs.
    • GA3:
    • GA5:

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.