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SPEX209 Sport Development and Management

An overview of sport organisations at the local, national and international levels. Identifies sport development objectives in education, health and social welfare. Addresses management challenges around inclusion, equity and sustainability.

This paper is suitable for students interested in sport management and public administration. It explores the organisation of sport at all levels from clubs and schools to regional/national federations, government agencies and professional sport leagues.

Paper title Sport Development and Management
Paper code SPEX209
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $988.95
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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72 points
PHSE 339, PHSE 340, PHSE 539, PHSE 540
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science

Teaching staff

Course Coordinators: Associate Professor Sally Shaw and Associate Professor Mike Sam


Textbooks not required.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Understand the organisation of sport in NZ and other states (global knowledge)
  • Identify development and management practices in sport organisations (informational literacy)
  • Analyse and make informed comment on organisational development and management practices through the synthesis of theory and practice (critical thinking)
  • Develop basic research skills, particularly in literature searches and interviewing techniques (research)
  • Improve relationship building skills by working in groups (teamwork)
  • Articulate the relevance of previous personal and educational experiences to the study of sport organisations (lifelong learning)
  • Improve skills in listening, reading, reasoning, and questioning that enable independent learning (communication)
  • Develop skills in presenting and communicating written and verbal information on issues related to sport organisations (communication)

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 10, 13, 18, 20
A2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10, 13, 18, 20
A3 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 10, 13, 18, 20
A4 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10, 13, 18, 20
A5 Friday 14:00-14:50 10, 13, 18, 20