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High Performance Sport Management


The subject High Performance Sport Management will provide an in depth examination of the management of elite athletes, their coaches and the relationships with related stakeholders including Sponsors and State Institutes of Sport. A particular focus will be program logic and gap analysis to problem solve. The subject will address the concepts of leadership, career education programming and high performance planning. The transition pathways from amateur to high performance sport will be examined and evidence-based approach will be used to identify optimal strategies for transition. The importance of negotiation and liaison strategies between the States, the AIS and professional organisations will be examined and as will their role in high performance sport in Australia. The subject will address the social, financial and political difficulties facing high performance athletes and examine strategies to maximise success and minimise drop out including support networks. The case study approach will be an important learning strategy supported by critical analysis of reports on high performance sport issued by the Australian Sports Commission.

  • Academic unit: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
    Subject code: SPMT13-125
    Subject title: SPMT13-125: High Performance Sport Management
    Subject level: Undergraduate
    Semester/Year: September 2017
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable:
    Delivery mode: Standard
    Workload items:
    • Seminar: x12 () - Seminar 2
    • Lecture: x12 () - Weekly Lecture
    • Personal Study Hours: x12 () - Recommended Study Hours
    Attendance and learning activities:
  • Prescribed resources:


    • Popi Sotiriadou,Veerle De Bosscher (2013). Managing High Performance Sport. n/a, Routledge 320
    • Russell Hoye,Aaron C.T. Smith,Matthew Nicholson,Bob Stewart (2015). Sport Management. n/a, Routledge 404


    • Crawford (2009). The future of sport in Australia. Barton: Commonwealth of Australia. The Crawford Report Available at:
    • De Bosscher, Veerle; De Knop, Paul; Van Bottenburg, Maarten; Shibli, Simon (2006). A Conceptual Framework for Analysing Sports Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success. European Sport Management Quarterly 185-215
    • Green, M., & Oakley, B (2001). Elite sport development systems and playing to win: uniformity and diversity in international approaches. Leisure Studies 247-267
    • Greenleaf, C., Gould, D., & Diefen, K (2001). Factors influencing Olympic performance with Atlanta and Nagano US Olympians. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 154-184
    • Hogan, K., & Norton, K (2000). The price of Olympic gold. Journal of science and medicine in sport 203-218
    • Oakley, B., & Green, M (2001). The production of Olympic champions: international perspectives on elite sport development system. European Journal for Sport Management 83-105
    • Sotiriadou, K., & Shilbury, D (2009). Australian elite athlete development: an organisational perspective. Sport Management Review 129
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Academic unit: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code: SPMT13-125
Subject title: SPMT13-125: High Performance Sport Management
Subject level: Undergraduate
Semester/Year: September 2017
Credit points: 10.000

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.


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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the understanding of the key issues involved in the creation, development and management of a high performance sporting environment;
  2. Create and implement a management strategy to enhance the short term and long term performance of a high performance sports program, including a solid understanding of sports science and sports medicine;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Australian and International high performance sporting landscape;
  4. Apply a problem solving approach to high performance management and the funding of high performance sport;
  5. Systematically review, assess, analyse and change systems, structures and processes in critical program areas to enhance the high performance program of a sporting organisation.
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Exam 40% Final Examination Period 1,2,3,4,5
    Literature Review High performance Newspaper Article Review 15% Week 3 3,4
    Written Report Written Report 30% Week 10 1,2,3,4,5
    Presentation Presentation 15% Week 10 1,2,3,4,5
  • Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

    Quality assurance

    For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Exam 40% Final Examination Period 1,2,3,4,5
Literature Review High performance Newspaper Article Review 15% Week 3 3,4
Written Report Written Report 30% Week 10 1,2,3,4,5
Presentation Presentation 15% Week 10 1,2,3,4,5

Study Information

Submission procedures

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Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

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