Sport Organisation, Governance and Policy

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport Organisation, Governance and Policy

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    The subject provides an introduction to the organisational structures and governance models that surround sport and sport services in Australia. The subject will consider key areas of strategic goals and directions, evaluation and organisational performance, rules and policy for sporting organisations including the role of effective decision making and leadership within the sporting organisation. The importance of ethical behaviour by personnel within sporting organisations will be examined and discussed. The principles of transparency and accountability in sport organisations will be examined and contrasted.

    Learning Objective
    1. Understand some of the common organisational structures and processes that constitute sport governance.
    2. Understand similarities and differences in relation to sport governance and policy creation in both profit and nonprofit sport contexts.
    3. Understand current issues associated with sport governance.
    4. Critically evaluate the nature and the role of governance and policy making as it relates to product and service provision in sport.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.