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, coaching and children’s rights 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 presentation that explores the ethical, legal and professional underpinnings and implications of best practice in sport and exercise-related industries.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected books and book chapters will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):