This unit is designed to develop the students awareness and appreciation of the ethical dimensions of sport management and active recreation. The unit will facilitate the development of the students ability to analyse critically various issues, policies, practices and relationships within sport so as to inform sport management, active recreation and professional work cultures. Special attention will be paid to the development of ethical reasoning and its practical application to topics such as: anti-doping, match fixing, diversity and anti-discrimination (e.g., gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity and religion, ability and disability); health and safety (e.g., injuries, childrens rights and protection, animal welfare, environmental protection).

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse concepts of ethics, morals and values;  
  2. Use critical reasoning to analyse argument forms and detect fallacies;  
  3. Apply ethical reasoning and ethical reasoning approaches to evaluate applied cases; and  
  4. Use ethical reasoning to identify, solve problems and recommend professional practice improvements in sport, sport management and active recreation.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test - short answer 15%
Test Test - short answer 15%
Report Tutorial Workshop Reports - Progressive reports x 7 (10% each) 70%

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