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SPMT71-125: 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 success elite athletes. The subject will examine and critically assess International and Australian high-performance sport systems, with emphasis on government investment, funding, performance outcomes, international sporting events and performance evaluation. It will analyse 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 critically assess current case studies of issues arising in high-performance sport, creating potential solutions and strategies to resolve them. 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 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the high-performance sport environment and the stakeholders involved.
2. Critically analyse Australian and International high performance sporting landscapes.
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. Evaluate the factors impacting the high performance sport environment and the global concerns surrounding the management of high performance sport.
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 opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021