Module Title:Management and Development in Sport and Physical Activity
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via two theory classes of one hour duration (each) per week. Lecture classes may include content delivery, Q&A, group discussion, active learning, tutorials, seminars, case studies and guest lectures where appropriate. Through analysing existing management structures within sports organisations, strategic plans, event management, and examination of sport and physical activity initiatives, students can gain greater understanding of the practical nature of management and development within the sport/physical activity environment.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce students to the theory and practice of sports management and sports development.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply the concepts of sports management principles, theory and practice.
LO2 Apply knowledge of sports development principles, theory and practice.
LO3 Evaluate the role of local, national and international policies within the domains of sports management and sports development.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sports Management
History of sports management, role of management in sport, managing people in sport, planning, marketing, social media, ethics, event management, creating and managing effective committees and meetings, careers in sport and physical activity (PA).
Sports Development
History of sports development, role of sports development officers, theory of sports development, structure of sport in Ireland, mass participation events, social/economic/political factors affecting sports/PA development, role of sport for non-sport purposes (e.g. inclusion, integration, community development, etc.), funding, and volunteering in sport/PA.
International, national and local sport/PA policy, analysis and development of sport/PA policy, strategic planning for sport/PA, implementation planning.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report n/a 1,2,3 60.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Event planning, implementation and evaluation. 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 6.73
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 8 Mandatory