High Performance Sport Management
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
The subject High Performance Sport Management will provide an in depth examination of the management of elite athletes, their coaches and the relationships with related stakeholders including Sponsors and State Institutes of Sport. A particular focus will be program logic and gap analysis to problem solve. The subject will address the concepts of leadership, career education programming and high performance planning. The transition pathways from amateur to high performance sport will be examined and evidence-based approach will be used to identify optimum strategies for transition. The importance of negotiation and liaison strategies between the States, the AIS and professional organisations will be examined and as will their role in high performance sport in Australia. The subject will address the social, financial and political difficulties facing high performance athletes and examine strategies to maximise success and minimise drop out including support networks. The case study approach will be an important learning strategy supported by critical analysis of reports on high performance sport issued by the Australian Sports Commission.Learning Objectives1. Understand the key issues involved in the creation, development and management of a high performance sporting environment;
2. Be able to create and implement a management strategy to enhance the short term and long term performance of a high performance sports program, including a solid understanding of sports science and sports medicine;
3. Have a clear understanding of the Australian and International high performance sporting landscape;
4. Have developed a problem solving approach to high performance management and the funding of high performance sport;
5. Be able to systematically review, assess, analyse and change systems, structures and processes in critical program areas to enhance the high performance program of a sporting organisation.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.