ESSC11006 - Introduction to Exercise and Sport Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Sport encompasses various activities ranging from non-organised physical activity and organised sport at the community level to professional and elite sports at the national and international levels. This unit will introduce you to the history of the sport industry in Australia and its role in contributing to community health. You will examine policies surrounding the governance of professional and amateur sport, recreation and fitness, and management strategies necessary for the effective operation of sport and fitness organisations. The challenges of working with volunteers, athletes, customers and other stakeholders will be discussed and you will also consider cultural aspects of, and issues associated with, sport and physical activity.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2023

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online discussion forum 50%
2. Essay 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 14.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
Students found the questions posed by the lecturer during the weekly lectures engaging that challenged them to analyse and reflect on the content in the context of real world scenarios.
Probing questions will be used more often during the lectures to encourage learner engagement and development of critical thinking skills.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator utilised frequent use of probing questions in online lecture recordings as well as weekly non-marked and marked discussion forums.
Source: Unit evaluation Student e-mails
Students thought the discussion forums were a great opportunity to think deeper into certain topics and express their own opinions in a non-intimidating group environment.
Discussion forums will continue to facilitate an engaging learner environment.
Action Taken
Discussion forums were continued.
Source: Unit evaluation
The weekly lectures could have been more efficient without the technological delays.
The weekly on-campus ISL lectures will be made fully online to make more efficient use of lecture time.
Action Taken
The weekly unit lectures were made fully online.
Source: Unit evaluation and verbal feedback.
The students found the research based assessments informative and encouraging independent thinking.
Research based discussion forums and essay writing should continue.
Action Taken
Source: Unit evaluation.
The students found the animated and short online lecture series well organised and engaging while giving the necessary information without being overloaded.
Online short lecture style and delivery method should continue.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe past and current trends in the governance of the Australian sport and fitness industry
  2. Solve operational challenges in the management of sport and fitness organisations
  3. Discuss social, cultural, political, legal and technological issues affecting successful management of sport and fitness organisations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online discussion forum
2 - Essay
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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