Sports Management III
level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students develop a basic understanding of modern sports development.
They can understand and explain fundamental concepts and theories of sports development, management and governance in sport and sports development planning, as well as the corresponding empirical findings, and can reflect on these in relation to possible future occupations in the area of sports.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The concepts, theories and findings of research into sports development, management and governance are dealt with and reflected on in relation to possible future occupations. The central stakeholders in state sports policy and the basic state support structures for sports are covered in more detail. The focus is on the process of social change, allowing students to gain experience in the complex dynamics of modern societies.
recommended or required reading
Balz, E. & Kuhlmann, D. (2009). Sportentwicklung, Grundlagen und Facetten. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer.
Houlihan, B. (Ed.). (2012). The Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. London, New York: Routledge.
Houlihan, B. & Green, M. (2008). Comparative Elite Sport Development: Systems, Structures and Public Policy. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Hylton, K. (2013). Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. London: Routledge.
Robson, S. (Ed.). (2013). Strategic Sport Development. London, New York: Routledge.
Rütten, A., Nagel, S. & Kähler, R. (Hrsg.). (2014). Handbuch Sportentwicklungsplanung, Schorndorf: Hofmann.
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Mag. Florian Bauer; Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kaiser
year of study
second year of studies
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