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High Performance Sport Management (11561.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science



This unit is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of high performance sport from a management perspective. In doing so, the unit examines and evaluates contemporary issues and practices relating to: 1) elite sport systems delivering world class performance; 2) the influence of sport policy on success; 3) stakeholder interactions to fund and deliver elite sport; 4 player agency and team management; and 5) athlete monitoring. Particular attention is paid to synthesising these five topics to assess and analyse the interaction between stakeholders who collaborate to deliver high performance outcomes. The unit draws on expertise from contemporary research and industry practise through guest lectures, case studies, and required readings.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify and contextualise an understanding of the unique challenges and demands of the high performance sport environment;

2. Critically evaluate the systems and processes used to deliver high performance sport;

3. Interpret and evaluate the influences management decisions can have on high performance sport systems holistically;

4. Recognise and evaluate an overview of cross organisation considerations which need to be balanced to achieve joint interests and objectives; and

5. Critically examine systematic funding requirements and distribution of funds within a sporting context.

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour workshop on campus per week.





Assumed Knowledge

Introductory knowledge of sport delivery systems and stakeholder engagement.

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Equivalent Units

9366 High Performance Sport Management

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