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Study Sport Development and Management at Otago

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Apply for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Development and Management (PGDIPSPDM) through the Dunedin campus in 2019

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Apply for the Master of Sport Development and Management (MSpDM) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Overview

Sport is a rapidly expanding industry that intersects with education, culture, commerce, health and tourism. As an internationally recognised applied discipline, the Sport Development and Management Major is founded on the global growth in sport science degrees and sport management specialisations.

It has three orientations:

  1. It is concerned with the quality of organisations and the societal conditions that support sport participation.
  2. It revolves around the enhancement of individuals and the understanding of psychological variables that help development and performance.
  3. It attends to sport’s growing links with community objectives such as wellness, social integration and economic renewal.

Papers examine the spectrum of people, institutions and policies that influence the structure, management and experience of sport.

The Sport Development and Management major subject offers a practicum programme where students can gain real world practical experience by working with school or community sport organisations or undertake applied research in the NZ Centre for Sport Policy and Politics.

Applying

To apply for this major subject:

  1. Select the qualification you wish to take from the list below (for undergraduate study this would be a BA, BSc or BASc). This will take you to the relevant qualification page.
  2. Click the Apply now button on the right of the qualification page. This will take you to the eVision login page where you can create your account and apply for the programme and select your major subject/s.

Contact details

School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
Tel +64 3 479 8991
Email physical-education@otago.ac.nz
Website School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Sport, Physical Education and Exercise (SPEX) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Sport Development and Management

Level Papers Points
100-level

SPEX 101  Sport, Science and Society

SPEX 102  Principles of Exercise for Health and Performance

18

18

200-level

SPEX 204  Psychology of Sport and Exercise

SPEX 208  Sociology of Sport and Exercise

SPEX 209  Sport Development and Management

18

18

18

300-level

Four of:
SPEX 304  Sport Psychology
SPEX 312  Advanced Sociology of Sport
SPEX 313  Sport and Health Policy
SPEX 314  Advanced Sport Management
SPEX 315  Sport Media

72

Plus

198 further points (ANAT 101 Anatomy for Sport and Exercise, PHSL 101 Physiology for Sport and Exercise, and SPEX 206 Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health recommended); must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts.

198

Total   360

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Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Development and Management (PGDipSpDM)

Papers
  • SPEX 401  Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health

  • SPEX 460  Advanced Topics in Sport Development

  • SPEX 461  Advanced Topics in Sport Management and Policy

  • SPEX 480  Research Project

  • One of 
    EDUC 464  Writing for Publication in the Social Sciences
    SOCI 401  Qualitative Research Ethics
    SOCI 402  Advanced Sociological Theory
    MAOR 414  He Pūkōrero - Theory and Research Methodologies
    MAOR 427  He Tuhituhinga
    HUMS 501  Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    TOUR 426  Event Management

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Master of Sport Development and Management (MSpDM)

Papers
  • SPEX 401  Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health

  • SPEX 460  Advanced Topics in Sport Development

  • SPEX 461  Advanced Topics in Sport Management and Policy

  • SPEX 481  Independent Study

  • SPEX 516  Practicum

  • SPEX 517  Practicum Report

  • Papers worth at least 40 points from:
    EDUC 464  Writing for Publication in the Social Sciences
    SOCI 401  Qualitative Research Ethics
    SOCI 402  Advanced Sociological Theory
    MAOR 414  He Pūkōrero - Theory and Research Methodologies
    MAOR 427  He Tuhituhinga
    HUMS 501  Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    TOUR 426  Event Management

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Sport Development and Management

Level Papers Points
100-level

SPEX 101  Sport, Science and Society

SPEX 102  Principles of Exercise for Health and Performance

ANAT 101  Anatomy for Sport and Exercise

PHSL 101  Physiology for Sport and Exercise

18

18

18

18

200-level

SPEX 204  Psychology of Sports and Exercise

SPEX 208  Sociology of Sport and Exercise

SPEX 209  Sport Development and Management

18

18

18

300-level

Four of:
SPEX 304  Sport Psychology
SPEX 312  Advanced Sociology of Sport
SPEX 313  Sport and Health Policy
SPEX 314  Advanced Sport Management
SPEX 315  Sport Media

72

Plus

162 further points (SPEX 206 Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health recommended); must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science.

162

Total   360

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Minor Subject Requirements

Sport Development and Management as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

SPEX 101  Sport, Science and Society

18

200-level

Two of:
SPEX 204  Psychology of Sports and Exercise
SPEX 208  Sociology of Sport and Exercise
SPEX 209  Sport Development and Management

36
300-level

Two of:
SPEX 304  Sport Psychology
SPEX 312  Advanced Sociology of Sport
SPEX 313  Sport and Health Policy
SPEX 314  Advanced Sport Management
SPEX 315  Sport Media

36

Total   90

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