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
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
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
course unit code
type of course unit
compulsory (integrated lecture)
mode of delivery