Ethics in Sport Management and Active Recreation

    Unit code: SSM2003 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park


    This unit is designed to develop the student’s awareness and appreciation of the ethical dimensions of sport management and active recreation. The unit will facilitate the development of the student’s ability to analyse critically various issues, policies, practices and relationships within sport and active recreation. It will also explore individual preferences and values and how they influence ethical decision making. 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); and wellbeing (e.g. injuries, child safeguarding).

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Analyse concepts of ethics, arguments, reasoning, morals, values and decision making;
    2. Understand how your personal preferences, views and values influence your ethical reasoning;
    3. Use critical reasoning and ethical approaches to analyse argument forms; and,
    4. Apply ethical and critical reasoning to identify, solve problems and recommend professional practice improvements in sport, sport management and active recreation.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 10%
    Online test
    Assessment type: Journal
    Grade: 10%
    Daily Reflection Blog
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 60%
    Podcast Project - Part A Interview Questions (30%) and Part B Interview Responses (30%)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Group Presentation

    Required reading

    Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

    As part of a course

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