ESSC12002 - Exercise and Sport Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is designed to provide you with an understanding of how to apply principles of strategic management pertinent to exercise and sport organisations in an increasingly complex society and economy. The learning activities will help you acquire critical thinking and analytical skills to develop socially innovative and feasible business concepts that aim to solve challenging health and socio-economic issues in a globalised society.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online

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. Peer assessment 20%
2. Presentation 30%
3. Written Assessment 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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 evalution
Feedback
Students believed they would benefit from a textbook for this unit to read and learn more about sport management theory.
Recommendation
A supplementary textbook will be suggested to the students to support their existing online learning resources on Moodle.
Action Taken
A supplementary textbook was adopted to support the learning needs of the students.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students enjoyed the online sport business pitch presentation as they were able to engage with other online students as well as utilise the feedback for their final written sport business plan assessment task.
Recommendation
The online sport business pitch presentation will continue.
Action Taken
The online sport business pitch continued.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students wanted more clarity around the attendance requirement during their online sport business pitch presentation sessions.
Recommendation
The attendance requirement during the online sport business pitch presentation sessions will be embedded on the assessment criteria.
Action Taken
The attendance requirement during the online sport business pitch presentation sessions was clearly embedded on the assessment criteria.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students valued the ability to interact with other students and be able to compare work and ideas through the online peer-assessment workshops.
Recommendation
The online peer-assessment workshops will continue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Some students found the social innovation aspect of the sport business pitch challenging.
Recommendation
More examples of socially innovative business ideas relevant to the professional context of the students will be provided on the unit Moodle website.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students felt some of the weekly lectures were not directly related to the assessment tasks.
Recommendation
Lecture content will be reviewed to ensure its relevance to the assessment tasks and learning outcomes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse functions of strategic management in an authentic sport or fitness business context using socio-economic and global perspectives
  2. Apply principles of strategic planning in an authentic sport or fitness business context to develop innovative solutions for societal challenges
  3. Demonstrate ability to prepare a business plan proposal by applying evidence based reasoning to meet demand in the sport or fitness industry.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Peer assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment
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
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Presentation
1 - Peer assessment
3 - Written Assessment