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HL50604: Managing sport development

[Page last updated: 03 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 10 [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 200
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, OT 50%
Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (CW 50%)
  • Presentation (OT 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Critically assess the politics and strategic impact of public, private and voluntary sector involvement in sport development (K1; i5)
* Critically reflect on the global influences evident within contemporary sport development practice (K3)
* Critically interrogate the role of sport as a tool for development (K4; i3; P2)

Aims: This unit aims to provide students with a theoretically informed understanding of the use of sport, or any a form of physical activity, as a mechanism to enable individuals and communities to achieve their full potential through initiatives that promote personal and social development.

* Problem solving in a variety of situations
* Advanced oral communication skills
* Understanding career opportunities and challenges ahead
* Is sensitive to and can react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal factors in a professional context

Content: Sport for Development (at the local, national and international level); Working with charities, NGOs (management practices, strategies and impact); Strategy (internal and external influences on strategy, strategic planning; corporate social responsibility; and partnership working); Responding to global challenges (aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals); Operating within an international context; Volunteer and human resource management.

Programme availability:

HL50604 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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