This unit is designed to develop students' awareness and appreciation of the ethical dimensions of sport, exercise and sport science, coaching/teaching, and sport management. It develops students' ability to analyse critically the interventions, issues, practices and relationships within sport and exercise-related professions so that students' conduct will be ethically informed. Special attention will be paid to the development of ethical reasoning and its practical application to topics such as: doping and illicit drugs, gambling and match manipulation, as well as diversity and anti-discrimination (e.g., gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, athlete welfare and development). The (Capstone) unit culminates with a collaborative group project that explores the ethical, legal and professional underpinnings and implications of best practice in sport and exercise-related industries.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse critically sport and exercise-related interventions, issues, practices and relationships;  
  2. Evaluate ethically sport and exercise-related cases; and,  
  3. Construct an evidence and principle-based framework for best practice in sport and exercise-related professions.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Unit test 20%
Test Unit test 20%
Project Capstone Project- collaborative group written project report 60%

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