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SPMT13-125: Managing High Performance Sport


This subject provides students with an in-depth examination of the management of elite athletes, their coaches and the relationships with key stakeholders. A particular focus will be on the global high-performance systems created to develop successful elite athletes. The subject will examine International and Australian high-performance sport systems, with emphasis on government investment, funding, performance outcomes, international sporting events and performance evaluation. It will examine the social, financial and political difficulties facing high-performance athletes (and organisations) and examine strategies to maximise success and minimise issues (injury, drop-out, cheating). The subject will examine current case studies of issues arising in high-performance sport. Some examples of case studies exploring contemporary issues in high-performance sport include doping, corruption, match-fixing, governance and athlete behaviour.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the high-performance sport environment and the stakeholders involved. 2. Describe the Australian and International high-performance sporting landscape. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the components within a high-performance system that lead to international sporting success 4. Apply a problem-solving approach to high-performance sport management case studies to determine potential solutions and future outcomes. 5. Critique the effectiveness of a sporting organisation’s high-performance program, demonstrating your knowledge of the relevant systems, structures and processes and their interdependencies. 6. Deliver a logically constructed persuasive presentation using appropriate visual aids. 7. Articulate ideas, decisions, recommendations and other information in a clear, concise writing style tailored to a given audience. 8. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to complete a group project.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022