SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N822431
Module Leader Pauline Bell
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Tourism, Events and Sport
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

This module will explore the role that sport management plays within community sport settings across different populations. Students will be introduced to the components characterising community sport including funding, regeneration, equality and exclusion. Using case studies from across different sports and locations, this module will critique current models of delivery and interventions and students will design and implement a specific community sport project. The module will evaluate the value of local and international investment within this area by examining methods of evaluation and sustainability.


Part One Theoretical models of community social policy & citizenship in sport Influencing factors Regeneration through Sport Equality and inclusion Services to young people Services to adults Physical activity & health continuum Funding and the state Case studies Researching community sport Part Two Workshops Real-life management of community sport intervention Community settings and locations

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:o Critically analyse models and frameworks underpinning community sport.o Demonstrate an understanding of the factors which influence and shape sport and community.o Show a critical understanding of community sport from a range of perspectiveso Evaluate the impact of community sport using selected case studies from the sports industry

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Key theoretical material relating to sport and community will be introduced through a formal lecture programme in trimester one. Students will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings relating to models of community sport and they will then look at the influence of key factors before finally examining the implementation of strategies via case-studies. The lecture series will be supported by a programme of seminars which will allow students to enhance and deepen their learning while applying theory to practice. During trimester two students will participate in a series of workshops which will provide dedicated time where they can critically deliver and evaluate interventions in real-life community settings with the support and guidance of module staff. As well as supporting students within case-studies, workshops will allow them to develop an appreciation of the complexity and specialisation associated with running sport solutions within community settings. Learning will be enhanced and contextualised through the use of industry speakers which will allow students to gain an understanding of community sport in practice and field trips to a variety of sport settings is integrated within this approach To support a critical understanding of community sport, the assessment strategy involves the delivery of a real-life community intervention and a critical evaluation report. PRME Throughout this module students will examine the impact of sport programmes in community practice dealing with a diverse range of groups. Themes dealing with cultural and societal sensitivity and thus diversity, equality and social sustainability within sport will be of importance. In addition to this, students will be encouraged to evaluate ethical and environmental determinants in developing their understanding of community sport in practice Internationalisation of the Curriculum The contribution of the sport management programmes to the global economy is increasingly recognised, whether this be in the post industrial city or within emerging nations and economies. Throughout this module students will be exposed to well documented international examples and case studies from community sport as well as the need to develop culturally sensitive programmes and legacies which meet the demands and requirements of different populations. GSBS will continue to use the advancement of GCU Learn as a blended learning tool through its teaching and learning as well as through engagement with students. GSBS will ensure that all modules are GCU Learn enabled and with the support of the Learning Technologists at the cutting edge of development of online materials. Academic staff and the Learning Technologists will continue to work together to develop and operate all modules on GCULearn to ensure student support and information sharing. Students are provided with formative and summative feedback via a variety of mechanisms. Feedback on coursework is provided within 3 working weeks of submission.

Indicative Reading

-567 Books and articles: Byers, T. & Slack, T. & Parent, M. (2012): Key concepts in Sport Management . London: Sage Coakley, J. & Pike, E. (2009): Sports in Societies . London: McGraw-Hill Collins, M.F. & Kay, T. (2004). Sport and Social Exclusion . Oxon: Routledge Collins T. (2013). Sport in Capitalist Society . London: Routledge. Hargreaves J. and Anderson E. (2013) (eds). Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality . London: Routledge. Houlahan, B. (2007): Sport and Society . London: Sage Houlahan, B & White, A (2002). The politics of Sports Development . London: Routledge Horne, J. (2005). Sport In Consumer Culture . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Hylton, K.(ed) (2013). Sports Development . Oxon: Routledge Hylton, K. & Bramham, P (2008). Sports Development . Oxon: Routledge Jarvie, G. (2012). Sport, Culture and Society: An Introduction . London: Routledge Robinson, L (2003) Managing Public Sport and Leisure Services , London: Routledge. Ryall. E. (2010). Critical thinking for sports students . Exeter: Learning matters Tomlinson, A. (2006). The Sport Studies Reader . London: Routledge. Trimble, L,& Buraimo, B & Godfrey, C & Grecic, D & Minten, S. (2010). Sport in the UK. Exeter: Learning matters Wolsey, C & Abrams, J. (eds) (2001). Understanding the Leisure and Sport Industry. Longman Westerbeek, H; Smith, A; turner, P; Emery, P; Green, C & Van Leeuwen, L (2006) Managing Sport Facilities and Events , London: Routledge . -567 Journals: Journal of Sport Management Leisure Studies Journal of Sport in Society European Journal of Sports Management World Leisure Journal Journal of Sport Sciences Sport, Education & Society Sociology of Sport Online Sources: <> <> <> <> <>

Transferrable Skills

By the end of this module students should have gained competence in the following key areas: -360 o Communication and presentation skills o Interactive and group skills o Entrepreneurial skills o Ability to self-appraise and reflect on practice o Ability to plan and manage learning o Regards for others

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 11.00
Practicals (FT) 6.00
Seminars (FT) 11.00
Independent Learning (FT) 122.00
Practicals (FT) 22.00
Assessment (FT) 28.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 60.00 35% Report- A real sport community case study intervention (4 week duration) 1500 wordsweek 8
Coursework 2 n/a 40.00 35% Essay - Evaluation of community intervention, 1500 wordsweek 12