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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.


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.


Tutorials and classwork               20%

Project                                       30%

One 2-hour written examination    50%

Last updated : 01 Jul 2014

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