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

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will be able to systematically present the latest developments in sport.
Students will be able to appreciate the fundamental mechanisms of developmental dynamics in sport and describe key intervention strategies.
Students will be able to apply the fundamental mechanisms of developmental dynamics to analyse and evaluate innovative developmental dynamics in sport (impact assessment).
Students will also be able to develop, justify and evaluate strategies for dealing with developmental dynamics in sport in different fields.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Fundamental developmental dynamics in sport (modernization, individualization, pluralization, commercialization, professionalization, advancements in technology and the media, globalization).

Mechanisms of developmental dynamics in sport (system and stakeholder theoretical perspectives).

Management, planning and control strategies to deal with developmental dynamics in sport.

recommended or required reading

Balz, E. & Kuhlmann, D. (Hrsg.). (2009). Sportentwicklung. Grundlagen und Facetten. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer.
Houlihan, B. & Green, M. (Eds.). (2011). Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. London: Routlegde.
Hylton, K. (Ed.). (2013). Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. 3rd ed. London: Routledge.
Leach, R., Robson, S. & Simpson, K. (2013). Strategic Sport Development. London: Routledge.
Rütten, A., Kähler, R. & Nagel, S. (Hrsg.). (2013). Handbuch Sportentwicklungsplanung. Schorndorf: Hofmann.

assessment methods and criteria

written examination

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)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Claudia Stura

year of study

1. year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable