RECN 343

Sport and Recreation Management

Course overview

You’ll explore the application of management principles that are unique to sport and recreation management and their impact at a local, national and international level.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Concepts in Sport and Recreation, RECN-110


  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course


  • restriction Sport Management, RECN-322

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $837.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Analyse the sport and recreation environment and critique strategic planning processes in the management of sport and recreation.
  2. Understand the unique aspects of managing in sport and recreation.
  3. Recognise the elements of effective sport and recreation governance.
  4. Critique the sources of funding for sport and recreation and outline the principles of financial management applied to this sector.
  5. Outline the role of marketing and sponsorship in sport and recreation management.
  6. Reflect on how professional sport is managed.
  7. Review successful sport systems.
  8. Analyse facility management processes.
  9. Critique the role of sport and recreation development in enhancing the lives of individuals, groups and communities.
  10. Understand the role of human resource management process in sport and recreation organisations.
  11. Take stock of the interconnection between volunteers and paid staff in sport and recreation organisations

Course examiners

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Peter Burley


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design