Sports Management III
level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students develop a basic understanding of modern sports development. They can understand and explain fundamental concepts and theories (and the corresponding empirical findings) of sport development, control and governance in sport as well as sport development planning and reflect on them against the background of a later professional activity in the field of sport. The students are able to understand and evaluate specialist texts from the fields of sport development and governance of sport in order to competently meet the challenges of the various interest groups in sport in their later professional careers.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The concepts, theories and findings of sport development, control and governance research as well as sport development planning are discussed and reflected against the background of potential occupational fields. The central actors of state sports policy as well as the basic measures of state sports promotion will be reviewed. By focusing on processes of social change, students experience the complex dynamics of modern societies.
recommended or required reading
Henry, I. & Ko, L. (2015). Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy. London, New York: Routledge.
Houlihan, B. (2012). The Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. London, New York: Routledge.
Nowak, G. (2018). (Regional)Entwicklung des Sports. Schorndorf: Hofmann.
Robson, S. (2013). Strategic Sport Development. London, New York:
Rütten, A., Nagel, S. & Kähler, R. (Hrsg.). (2014). Handbuch
Sportentwicklungsplanung, Schorndorf: Hofmann.
assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, project
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kaiser-Jovy, Mag. Florian Bauer
year of study
second year of studies
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