Inclusion and Social Responsibility in Sport and Active Recreation

    Unit code: SSM3000 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park


    The unit includes an overview of contemporary inclusive and socially responsible practices in the sport and active recreation industry and how they comply with government policies, legislation, and meet the communities’ needs and expectations. A focus of the unit is the diverse needs of under-represented communities and peoples in sport and active recreation, such as people with disabilities, CALD communities, indigenous people, the homeless, refugees, and the LGBTIQ+ communities. This unit investigates the unique resources used by these organisations and the socially responsible initiatives employed to help the community to address and support social causes and issues. It also incorporates National Programs, inclusive research articles, empowerment, community development and social capital.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Conceptualise sport and recreation, inclusive of social and environmental aspects, in working with and understanding the diverse needs of population groups;
    2. Evaluate inclusive and social responsible sport and recreation industry practices, programs and policies;
    3. Articulate personal and professional philosophies of sport and recreation within an inclusive, accepting and socially responsible context; and
    4. Devise improvements to programs for sport and recreation organisations to enhance inclusion and social responsibility.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 50%
    In-class assessments (2 x 25% each)
    Assessment type: Review
    Grade: 20%
    Journal article analysis
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 30%
    Inclusion assessment report

    Required reading

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

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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