Sport in the United Kingdom.
Participation in sport
Sport sectors and structures (voluntary, professional and public)
Rational for sport provision and sport policies
From grassroots to gold – the pathways for athletes, coaches and officials.
Core activities of a sports organisation
Multisport Games (Olympic, Commonwealth)
Challenges that face sport
Establishing competitive advantage
Total contact hours: 16
Private study hours: 134
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
100% Portfolio - up to 3,000 words
Gratton. C., Liu. D., Ramchandani, G., & Wilson, D. (2012). The Global Economics of Sport. Routledge: London.
Houlihan B. (2008). Sport and Society, 2nd edn, SAGE Publications: London.
Jarvie, G. (2012). Sport, Culture and Society. Routledge: London.
Kikulis, L.M., Slack, T., Hinings, B. and Zimmerman, A. (1989). A structural taxonomy of amateur sports organizations. Journal of Sports Management. 9, 135 – 152.
Robinson, L and Palmer, R. (Eds) (2011). Managing Voluntary Sport Organizations. Routledge: London.
Slack, T. and Parent, M.M. (2004). Understanding Sport Organizations: the application of organization theory. 2nd edn, Human Kinetics Publishers: Champaign, Illinois.
Taylor, P. (Ed) (2011). Torkildsen's Sport and Leisure Management, 6th Edition. Routledge: London.
Trenberth, L. and Hassan, D. (2012). Managing Sport Business – An Introduction. Routledge: London.
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The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Identify the principle actors in sport across the Public, Private and Voluntary sectors of sport in the UK and understand their role in sport delivery
Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary patterns of provision of sport services and the role of sport in society.
Demonstrate an understanding of relevant sport policy
Understand the various methods by which sport organisations are established and governed
Understand the roles and responsibilities of sport managers in a variety of sport contexts
Identify the core business of sport organisations
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Communication and presentation skills
Information technology and numeracy
Interactive group skills
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