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18 NQF credits at level 8

Course convener: Dr D Maralack

Course entry requirements: Registration for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Sport Management.

Course outline:

Coaching theory. Managing high performance athletes (adult and junior athletes; the role of agents). Sport Information Technology (including game analysis techniques, software packages). Managing for performance. Athlete physiological testing. Mass participation. Elite player identification and development. Team management structures.

Objective:

To give students an appreciation of how sport theory is applied practically within the South African sporting environment. Students will gain an understanding of the steps required to grow a sport, identify and nurture talent and ultimately improve overall performance, and are encouraged to apply their theoretical knowledge gained across all sport management disciplines.

DP requirements: Attendance of all tutorials and class tests, and submission of all assignments as indicated in the course outline to be distributed at the beginning of the course. A minimum of 40% for all coursework.

Assessment:

Tutorials and classwork               20%

Project                                       30%

One 2-hour written examination    50%

Last updated : 01 Jul 2014





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