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Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work

Sport Studies

Stage I

15 Points

Sport in Society

Critically examines the socio-cultural, political and economic significance of sport within Aotearoa New Zealand. Examines how sport is embedded in the lives of people, constitutes identities, and is connected to major spheres of social life and various social issues. Through focusing on select sporting issues it analyses how New Zealanders negotiate understandings of self, ethnicity, gender, sexualities, health, and lifestyle.

Restriction: EDUC 104G

15 Points

Making a Difference in Sport

Explores the skills needed to successfully deliver sport and recreation activities. Examines differential community provision and develops skills to liaise with and engage diverse participants using psychological and sociological theories. Considers emerging trends in the field. Students will participate in community mapping to identify existing and potential sport and recreation opportunities in diverse communities.

Stage II

15 Points

Sport and Recreation

Explores sport, recreation, and physical activity environments and cultures in Aotearoa New Zealand, including organised and alternative sport. Examines how children, youth and adults engage with sport and physical culture. Explores issues of access, policy and leadership in the field and investigates how different concepts influence understandings of, and engagement with, sport and physical culture.

Restriction: EDCURRIC 237

15 Points

Coaching Sport

Examines and applies effective coaching practices, including coaching principles and the nature of practice. Focuses on developmentally and culturally appropriate coaching contexts throughout the lifespan (including childhood, adolescence and adulthood). Attention is given to coaching for diverse players and inclusive practices. Applies player-centred coaching principles.

Prerequisite: Students are required to consent to the disclosure of criminal convictions and safety checks as required by the Children's Act 2014

Restriction: EDCURRIC 239

Stage III

15 Points

Sport Leadership

Develops the knowledge and skills for leading people and organisations in sporting contexts. Involves the study of leadership theories and styles from a range of different cultures. Includes critical examination of contemporary leadership strategies, issues, politics and policy. Develops interpersonal skills and leadership philosophies.

Prerequisite: SPORT 203, 202

15 Points

Managing Sport and Recreation

Critically examines the societal value and management of sport and recreation events at local, regional, national and international levels. Investigates aspects such as feasibility, community needs, site selection, scheduling, risk and volunteer management, logistics, publicity, marketing and evaluation. Emphasis is given to practice in applied settings.

Prerequisite: 30 points from SPORT 202, 203, 204, SPORTHPE 201, 202, 203

15 Points

Sport Psychology and Coaching

Critically examines recognised principles and practices of coaching and managing sport teams, including contemporary knowledge and theories. Individual and team psychological and social practices are examined and critiqued. Explores how coaches analyse the playing environment and the needs of players, including life-sport balance.

Prerequisite: 30 points from SPORT 202, 203, 204, SPORTHPE 201, 202, 203

Restriction: EDCURRIC 239

15 Points

Sport Media and Marketing

Explores the roles and consequences of media representations of sport and physicality. Develops knowledge of the discourses that influence how sport, the body, and health are understood. Develops skills in marketing communications used to promote sport and physical wellbeing. Investigates issues emerging from the use of social media by sporting organisations, groups and individuals.

Restriction: COMMS 303, SPORT 203