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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Sport and Health Policy
    Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,016.55
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    PHSE 339 or SPEX 209
    PHSE 422
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music, Commerce, Science

    Suitable for students interested in sport management, policy and public administration.


    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: 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)


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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