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Sports Management (Tracksuit to Boardroom)

This programme prepares you for a career in sport and leisure industries.

Sport and leisure provision is becoming one of the key global industry sectors and is prominent in most countries both at community levels through to elite and professional sport.

PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

BA Sports Management (Tracksuit to Boardroom)
UCAS Code: N871
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HND Sports Management (Tracksuit to Leadership)
UCAS Code: 178N
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Foundation Degree Sports Management
UCAS Code: 5J1A
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Tuition Fees 2019/20:
£9000 (Home/EU)
£11500 (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  1. The friendly approach of the University allows early identification of learning needs and support for skill enhancement. This includes respect for specialist needs. There is a learning support team who run regular workshops and tutorials in basic and advanced skill development. The close working relationships between tutors and students and students and their classmates allow a positive active learning environment.
  2. This programme offers an academically challenging, vocational experience which incorporates innovative teaching and assessment methods. Students will be expected to be active in managing their learning experience, to be creative and to take initiatives to develop themselves.
  3. The opportunity to study sports management in action is a rewarding intellectual experience which also provides a well-grounded base for future career development. The University’s international perspective and integration with employers and professional associations guarantee relevant and current content. The wide range of extracurricular activities both subject-related and social, further enhance the student experience.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The general focus of this pathway is to provide a flexible programme of study which allows students to develop an expansive knowledge of sports management issues and concepts within the context of the wider sports industry environment and to produce graduates with the relevant skills and abilities to enable them to make an effective contribution in the private, public and voluntary sectors of the sports, health & fitness industry.

The programme will prepare students for future sports and recreation management careers. Early career skills and knowledge will be developed through studying skill acquisition, coaching and instructing processes whilst introducing key theories and issues affecting the sports and leisure industries. The programme will be progressive building on foundation modules students will develop their management skills and knowledge through applied and fieldwork-based modules related to management from a sports perspective.

Modules

BA Sports Management (Tracksuit to Boardroom)

Year 1

Provides an introduction to key issues and the development of vital skills for sport and leisure industries, complemented by the study of core business disciplines in leadership and marketing. Students will work with an external organisation to see theory in action.

  • Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Leisure Events Tourism & Sport
  • The Business of Sport
  • Health, Exercise and Society
  • Sports Marketing
  • Management & Leadership
  • Applied Professional & Personal Development
  • Health and Fitness

Year 2

This part of the programme has at its core an assessed internship ensuring that all students have the opportunity to develop skills and experience within an industry-specific environment.

Modules are concerned with developing managerial and leadership skills for sports specific environments and facilities. The programme allows the sports management student a choice of options based on their career pathway.

  • Advanced Sports Coaching
  • Sports Mentoring
  • Elite and Professional Sport
  • Health & Fitness Management
  • Sports Facilities Management
  • Stadia Management (Liberty Stadium)
  • Managing Leisure Events Tourism & SportOrganisations
  • Internship – (Work Based Learning)

Year 3

Develops the themes of contemporary issues and theories within the sports industry including strategy, leadership and management, with the opportunity to choose options. Students will have the opportunity to develop managerial skills through project-based learning and also study either a dissertation in a sports management topic or an organisational consultancy project in which they will simulate the management consultant’s role developing advice for an organisation.

  • Sports Development & Planning
  • Strategic Sports Management
  • Sports Events Management
  • Sports Industry Research Project
  • Sports Policy
  • Sports Entrepreneurship

HND Sports Management (Tracksuit to Leadership)

Level 4/ Year 1

Provides an introduction to key issues and the vital underpinning skills for sport and leisure industries, this is complemented by the study of core business disciplines in leadership and marketing. Students will undertake active community engagement within an organisation in order to further  develop their practical industry skills and apply theory in a vocational context.

  • The Business of Sport
  • Principles of Sports Marketing
  • Fitness and Lifestyle Management
  • Sports Coaching
  • Applied Professional & Personal Development
  • Health, Exercise and Society

Level 5 / Year 2

An applied internship is integral to year 2 and ensures that all students have the opportunity to develop industry skills and experience vital for sustainable employment. In preparation, academic modules focus on developing managerial, interpersonal and leadership skills which are central to the events management industry. You will also gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of hospitality, food and beverage management which are now key to most events and a vital requirement for potential event managers. 

  • Advanced Sports Coaching and Mentoring
  • Professional and Elite Sport
  • Stadia Management (Liberty Stadium)
  • Applied Industry Placement (Overseas options)
  • Spa, Health and Fitness Management or Enterprise Management
  • Community Sports Development

Internship opportunities include placements local opportunities with WRU, The Ospreys, Liberty Stadium, Local Sports Development Teams, School PE Departments and Bay Leisure whilst international options include Challenger Sports USA, Rockley Watersports and PGL Adventure Holidays

On successful completion of this programme, students can automatically progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Sports Management Programme.

Foundation Degree Sports Management

Level 4/ Year 1

The first year of study will provide an introduction to key issues and the vital underpinning skills for sport and leisure industries, this is complemented by the study of core business disciplines in leadership and marketing.

Students will undertake work-based learning and a practical sports coaching module designed to develop their industry skills and apply theory in a vocational context.

  • Introduction to Leisure, Events, Tourism and Sport
  • Management and leadership for Leisure, Events, Tourism and Sport
  • Sustainable Marketing
  • Applied Personal and Professional Development Planning
  • Work-based Learning for Leisure, Events, Tourism and Sport
  • Coaching for Sport

 Level 5 / Year 2

Sports Key Skills and Applied Work-based learning modules are integral to year 2 and ensure that all students have the opportunity to develop industry skills and experience vital for sustainable employment. In preparation, academic modules focus on developing managerial, interpersonal and leadership skills which are central to the events management industry. You will also gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of hospitality, food and beverage management which are now key to most events and a vital requirement for potential event managers.

  • Sports key skills for employability
  • Applied Work-based Learning for Sport
  • Managing Service Organisations
  • Hospitality and Guest Service Management
  • Elite Sports Performance

 1 Option from

  • Spa, Health and Fitness Management
  • Enterprise Management

Work-based learning opportunities may include placements locally such as the WRU, The Ospreys, Liberty Stadium, Local Sports Development Teams, School PE Departments and Bay Leisure whilst international options include Challenger Sports USA, Rockley Watersports and PGL Adventure Holidays as well as the student’s own sports organisations.

On successful completion of this programme, students can automatically progress to the BA (Hons) Sports Management Programme and some will then go on to postgraduate studies

Assessment

The assessment strategy will aim to support the balanced development of key industry competencies and knowledge. Assessments will also aim to support the development in managing ICT, communication, numeracy, problem-solving, interacting in teams, critical appraisal, self-management and leadership. Strategies will include a balance of assignments, fieldwork studies, practical assessments and where appropriate examinations.

Sport, Health and Public Services: Swansea

Sports Management

Key Information

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Entry Criteria
  • BA - 80 UCAS Points
  • HND - 32 UCAS points to include 60 points from A-level or equivalent
  • Foundation Degree - 32 UCAS points

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Career Opportunities

The programme boasts a high employability rate for graduating students who are in work within six months of completing the degree, including;

  • Community Sports Development
  • National Sporting Organisations
  • Sports/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Leisure Attractions
  • Professional Sport Teams
  • National Governing Bodies
  • School and Club Officers
  • Health & Fitness Management
  • Sports Media
  • Other related industries (public services)

A significant number of graduates also progress to postgraduate studies teaching.

Additional Costs

£150 for kit for Sports Management students and education trip.

Student Quotes

Keiran Shreves

"Living in Swansea... I loved the sea and Gower, it’s so beautiful. The best thing about the course was the lecturers and the help they gave. I enjoyed the sport, business content and coaching football and rugby at the LC2. The whole experience at UWTSD was challenging, fun and Enjoyable."

Bursary / Scholarship Information