Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Sports Sciences & Sports Management

level of course unit

first cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

- The students can explain on the current developments in sport.
- The students understand the basic mechanisms of developmental dynamics in sport and can describe the central strategies for dealing with them.
- The students are able to develop strategies for dealing with the developmental dynamics in sport in different fields and are able to justify and evaluate them.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

- Introduction to sport sciences
- Basic theories and concepts of sports management
- Distinctive features of management in mass and competitive sports and their interrelations
- Different governance structures and organizational cultures in sports and their relationships
- Basic developmental dynamics in sports (modernization, individualization, pluralization, commercialization, professionalization, growth of technology, mediatization, globalization)
- Planning and control strategies for dealing with developmental dynamics in sports

recommended or required reading

Burk, V. & Fahrner, M. (Hrsg.) (2020). Einführung in die Sportwissenschaft. Konstanz: UTB.
Houlihan, B. & Green, M. (Eds.). (2012). Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. London: Routledge.
Hoye, R., Smith, A. C., Nicholson, M., & Stewart, B. (2015). Sport management: principles and applications. London: Routledge.
Hylton, K. (2013). Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. 3rd ed. London: Routledge.
Li, M., MacIntosh, E.W. & Bravo, G.A. (2012). International Sport Management. IL: Human Kinetics.
Schütte, N. (2016). Grundwissen Sportmanagement. Stuttgart: UTB

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