This unit provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the principles of management and their practical application to sport and recreation organisations operating at the community, state / provincial and international levels. The unit is divided into three major areas of sport and recreation management: the sport and recreation management environment; sport and recreation management principles; and future sport and recreation management challenges. It provides the foundational knowledge and skills to analyse and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and management issues.
|1.||Define the meaning of management in a sport and active recreation setting, identify its core elements, and note examples of good and bad management;|
|2.||Articulate a sound knowledge of planning and strategy and their application to sport and active recreation (S&AR) enterprises in the commercial, government and not for profit sectors;|
|3.||Identify how sport and active recreation enterprises can be organised to deliver services in timely and efficient ways;|
|4.||Develop a sound knowledge of leadership in sport and active recreation settings, and explain how effective leadership can positively influence motivation, morale, job satisfaction, productivity and service delivery; and|
|5.||Explain how performance might be evaluated in sport and active recreation enterprises, taking care to cite how indicators of performance will differ between different types of enterprises.|
|Report||Enterprise profile report - Review of the conduct of a sport, club, association or agency (Outline and Final Paper).||40%|
|Presentation||Group Presentation: fifteen minute presentation on a key management concept accompanied by Presentation Slides||40%|
|Test||Two quizzes on the principles of good management in sport and active recreation to be completed via VU Collaborate.||20%|
Sport Management: Principles and Applications, 5th edition,
Hoye, R., Smith, A., Nicholson, M. & , Stewart, B. 2018,
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