An examination of policy formulation and implementation at international, national and municipal levels. Analyses social and economic policies relating to sport, physical activity and health.
This paper examines the institutional, ideological and managerial dimensions of public policy with respect to sport and physical activity. It considers the principal issues facing the sector (e.g., physical inactivity, declining participation, doping, match-fixing) as well as the viability of remedies and policy instruments used to address these problems.
|Paper title||Sport and Health Policy|
|Subject||Sport, Physical Education and Exercise|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$936.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,061.45|
- SPEX 209 or PHSE 339
- PHSE 422
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Suitable for students interested in sport management, policy and public administration.
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- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Mike Sam
No textbooks required.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
The objectives of the paper are that class members enhance:
- Their understanding of the determinants and contingencies underpinning policy-making (interdisciplinary perspective, scholarship).
- Their knowledge of the various theoretical models and approaches that directly or indirectly inform public policy-making (research).
- Their capacity to undertake policy analyses as a critical function of governance, management and administration (critical thinking, research, communication).
- Their appreciation of sport policy systems at home and abroad, including their differing effects and tradeoffs (global perspective).