Sport Development and Management
The educational aims of the Sport Development and Management degree are grounded in the Universitys mission to provide a supportive yet challenging teaching and learning environment aimed at fully enhancing your knowledge, professional skills and employability within the courses two primary, though interrelated subject foci:
- Firstly, Sport Development, with an emphasis on the development of sporting participation or `sport for sports sake (at all levels) and the role and delivery of sport as a `social instrument through which personal, community, national and international development objectives may be achieved.
- Secondly, Sport Management, with an emphasis on the core management practices associated with sport organisations and study of core knowledge, skill sets and leadership qualities necessary to implement strategies towards achieving a variety of sport development outcomes within and across local, national and international environments.
Overall, the course has been designed to support you in acquiring the necessary personal competencies, practical skill-sets and subject expertise needed to become a theoretically informed and reflective practitioner able to implement a wide range of development programmes, as well as manage people and organisations to achieve desired development outcomes sporting aims within national and international contexts.
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In addition to the provision of such a variety of learning and teaching strategies a dedicated focus on developing your Employability is embedded in the course curricula to support your career choices right from the start.
In year One (Level 4) you will participate in Employability workshops offered by our Careers Service team within the unit Introduction to Sport Development and Management. These sessions are designed to support your personal and professional development and also enable you to gain an appreciation of the scope and opportunities for employment within the external national and international environment of the sport development and management fields. The Careers Service will also inform you of the many paid employment and voluntary options available to gain valuable sports-related employment experiences from the University.
In year Two (Level 5) you will enhance your career-related and employability skills through interactive exercises, group activities and individual reflection in the Work Experience and Dissertation Preparation Unit. In addition, you will have the option of gaining Employability accreditation through the Universitys `The Edge scheme.
To fully enhance your future employability Work Based Learning is an integral part of the course at Level 5 and an option if you wish to extend this type of experience at Level 6.
In year Two (Level 5) within Sport and Development: Working in Communities, Tactical Sport and Recreation Management and Sport, Culture and Development Units you will plan, organise, promote and deliver sport development projects within community based settings with a range of partners (for instance, University of Bedfordshire Student Union, Bedford Borough Council and The Amateur Boxing Association of England). These experiences are also likely to translate to internships and tangible work experience and volunteering opportunities.
In year three (Level 6) you can choose to undertake a work experience based research for your Final Year Project. With support from your tutors and the University network of partners you will identify and procure an appropriate placement within the UK or abroad. In addition, within Strategic Sport and Recreation Management, Adventure and Risk Management and Sporting Enterprise and Entrepreneurship units you will work in collaboration with industry-specific partners to plan and execute sport development projects.
Finally, throughout your studies opportunities to seek professional accreditation through a range of relevant professional bodies are currently in negotiation (for e.g. we are liaising with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity and awaiting confirmation of their revised terms of business) and opportunities to gain various coaching awards are encouraged
The following Sports specific career choices likely or students who have completed the course:
Sport Development within UK and International based organisations and locations
National Governing Bodies of sport
Community sport development
Sports / Leisure / Fitness Club Management
Adventure and Outdoor Pursuit Management
Sports Coaching and Instruction
Sport Administration Sports Marketing and PR
School / Further Education sports tutor / assistant
The subject nature of the course also makes graduates ideally positioned for work requiring generic development, management and leadership roles, for e.g.
Sport social worker (e.g. with elderly groups or disability groups)
Human Resource Management
The Police and the Forces
Tourism and Leisure manager
In terms of further study a number of possibilities exist, both within the University and beyond:
MA Sport Development Management(UoB)
PGCE Physical Education
Graduate Business Courses