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HL50605: Sport leadership and athlete management

[Page last updated: 03 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 5 [equivalent to 10 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 100
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
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:
* The ability to critically evaluate and synthesise information in relation to contemporary and emerging issues facing sports organisations (K1);
* Acquire an understanding of the concepts associated with differing approaches to leadership and managing organisations (K3,K4,i3);
* Develop and apply an understanding of the legal principles associated with employment contract terms, statutory employment rights, intellectual property, and duty of care as it applies to sport employment law (i3,P1,P2).

Aims: This unit aims to develop the students' understanding and appreciation of theoretical perspectives that inform approaches to leadership and managing organisations, contemporary issues in organisational culture and the ethics of workplace practices. The unit also aims to introduce and advance students' knowledge of contemporary and emerging issues relevant to employment law within a sporting context.

* Application of various theories;
* Develop research skills through critical reading, analysis of information and data; and the production of written work;
* Develop ethical approaches to business activities.

Content: Leadership theory and practice; Leadership and organisational culture; Leadership as behaviour; Motivation and leadership; duty of care; employment law (e.g. contract negotiation, intellectual property, player injury etc.).

Programme availability:

HL50605 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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