MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT

COURSE TITLE

Compulsory/Elective

Hours of Lecture

Hours of Practical

Total Hour

Units

FIRST SEMESTER

COMPULSORY COURSES

PSD 701 Strategic Management in Sport

C

30

 

30

2

PSD 706 Sport Facilities and Event Management (Practicum)

C

15

30

45

3

PSD 711 Monitoring and Evaluation for Sport and Development

C

30

 

30

2

PSD 708 International Security and Sport Development(Practicum)

C

15

30

45

3

REQUIRED COURSES

PSD 702 Sport and Technology

R

30

 

30

2

PSD 703 Financial Management in Sport

R

30

 

30

2

PSD 704 Sport Marketing and Commercializing

R

30

 

30

2

PSD 707 Legal Issues in Sport

R

30

 

30

2

PSD 719 Talent Identification  and Development

R

30

 

30

2

ELECTIVE COURSES

PSD 712  Sport and Economics

E

30

 

30

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester

COMPULSORY COURSES

 

 

 

 

 

PSD 713 Research Methodology

C

30

 

30

2

PSD 716 Statistical application in sport

C

30

 

30

2

PSD 705 Sport Marketing Survey (Practicum)

C

15

30

45

3

PSD 720 Sports Talent Identification (Practicum)

C

15

30

45

3

REQUIRED COURSES

PSD 717 Sport development policy

R

30

 

30

2

PSD 709 Sport for Peace and Conflict Resolution

R

30

 

30

2

PSD 714 Sociology of Sport and Development

R

30

 

30

2

PSD 715 Sport and African Society

R

30

 

30

2

PSD 721 Health promotion through Physical Activity and Recreation

R

30

 

30

2

ELECTIVE COURSES

PSD 718 Development theory and practice

E

30

 

30

2

3rd SEMESTER

COMPULSORY COURSES

PSD 710 Internship

C

15

45

60

3

4th SEMESTER

COMPULSORY COURSES

PSD 722 Project Work

C

15

75

90

6

 

M.Sc. Curriculum Sports Development and Policy Management

 

MASTERS IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Course Syllabus for Full Time Students

1st Semester

 

MSc Sports Management and Policy Development

 

PSD 701           Strategic Management in Sport                                                         2          C

PSD 702           Sport and Technology                                                             2          R

PSD 703           Financial Management in Sport                                                         2          R

PSD 704           Sport Marketing and a Commercializing                                            2          R

PSD 705           Sport Marketing Survey (Practicum)                                      3          C

PSD 706           Sport Facilities and Event Management         (Practicum)                  3          C

PSD 707           Legal Issues in Sport                                                               2          R

PSD 708           International Security and Sport Development(Practicum)   3          C         

PSD 709           Sport for Peace and Conflict Resolution                                             2          R

PSD 710           Internship                                                                                           3          C

PSD 711           Monitoring and Evaluation for Sport & Development                       2          C

PSD 712           Sport and     Economics                                                                      2          E

PSD 713           Research Methodology                                                                      2          C

PSD 714           Sociology of Sport and Development                                     2          R

PSD 715           Sport and African Society                                                                   2          R

PSD 716           Statistical application in sport                                                2          C

PSD 717           Sport development policy                                                                  2          R

PSD 718           Development theory and practice                                                     2          E

PSD 719           Talent Identification and Development                                             2          R

PSD 720           Talent Identification and (Practicum)                                     3          C

PSD 721           Health promotion through Physical activity Recreation                    2          R

PSD 722           Project Work                                                                                       6          C


PSD 701: Strategic Management in Sport  2 Compulsory

Course description :

This unit will focus general principles of governance and will specifically relate it to sport. It will also examine the different policies of sport governing bodies like the IOC, FIFA, FINA, IAAF etc. It will examine how the policies have affected grassroots and elite sport development in different parts of Africa.

Course purpose :

This course will focus on general principles of strategic management in sport including but not limited to governance, organizational relations, conflict management, human resource management and will specifically relate these to sport. It will also examine the AU policy on sustainable development as well as different policies of other continents and sport governing bodies like the IOC, FIFA, FINA, IAAF etc. It will examine how the policies have affected grassroots and elite sport development in different parts of Africa.

Tentative course topics :

Strategy in Sport

  • Preparing for the strategic Planning process
  • Environmental Analysis (PESTEL, TOWS Matrix)
  • Vision Mission and Values
  • Action Plan

Human resource management

  • Organizing HRM
  • Human resource management strategy
  • Recruitment, selection, placement
  • Performance Assessment and Management
  • Human Capital Development

Governance of Organizations

  • Theories of Governance (democratic theory, economic theory, public management theory, international relations theory, public-private partnerships, state theory)
  • Change management
  • Governance toolbox (governance of sports organizations, issues of power, Stakeholder analysis (power / interest matrix), policies, regulations, constitutions,

Recommended texts:

  1. George Foster, Stephen A. Greyser, Bill Walsh (2006) The Business of Sports: Text and Cases on Strategy and Management: Thomson/South-Western, Mason.
  2. Daniel Covell and SharianneWalker(2013) Managing Sport Organizations; Responsibility for Performance; eBook ISBN: 9780203550281;3rdedtion. Routledge
  3. Trevor SlackMilena Parent (2006)Understanding Sport Organizations The Application of Organization Theory: 2nd Edition; Human Kinetics.  
  4. Paul Pederson, Pamela C. Laucella, Edward (Ted) M. Kian and Andrea N.Geurin  (2017)  Strategic  Sports Communication 2nd Edition.HumanKinetics;Champign IL.

PSD: 702 SPORT AND TECHNOLOGY  2   Required

Course description :

This unit will examine the historical development of sport in the society. This unit will examine the role that technology plays in the development of sport.  T Highlight the societal perception of sport in relation to cultures technology. Study the behaviour of individuals and groups in the society within the sport milieu. How participation in sport has brought about development within the continent of Africa and other parts of the world.

Course purpose :

The course examine how sport can harness the opportunities that are presented by the advents of technologies, current and future innovations that add value to sustainable development and advancement of sport. It will also examine the dynamic nature of technology and its commercial value to sport.

Tentative course topics :

Trends in sport and technology

  • Event management
  • Equipment
  • Performance enhancement
  • Communications
  • Management

 Application of technology in sport

  • Case studies of selected international sports federations (e.g FIFA)

Recommended text :

  1. Stewart, Ross (2010) Sport Technology: New Technology. Evans Brothers.

PSD: 703 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN SPORT  2 Required

Course description :

This course explores the principles of general financing management to sport -specific financial issues. It takes holistic  financial accounting to the organization and the management of sport as a business.

Course purpose :

This unit must give an in-depth understanding of financial management and its role in sports management. It must assist students understanding of basic financial concepts and principles and how they relate to sport as a business. Students must be able to apply the financial management principles, organizational risk management and sports financial intelligence

Tentative course content :

Introduction to Financial Management

  • Definitions of financial management
  • Functions of financial management
  • Financial Management Systems
  • Financial literacy

Long Term Financial Planning

  • Growth as a financial management goal
  • Financial planning models (budgeting, control, reporting, accounting and financial risk management)
  • Long term financing decisions (investments, forecasting in terms of financial planning, etc)

 Leverage and capital structure in sport

  • Capital structure theories
  • Long term financing decisions
  • Determination of optimal capital structure
  • Financing alternatives
  • Case on Financial Management of a Sports Organization

Recommended Texts

  1. Prasanna Chandra ( 2011) Financial Management: Theory & Practice. 8th Edition.McGrawHill.
  2. Uma Kapila (2017) Indian Economy: Performance and Policies. 17th Edition.Academic Foundation.
  3. Dominick Salvatore (2014 ) International Economics Trade And Finance. 11th Edition Wiley Student Edition.

PSD: 704       SPORT MARKETING AND COMMERCIALIZATION

 2 Required

Course description :

Sport Marketing and Commercialization focuses on how to expose students to create powerful media and marketing platform . The course also discusses marketing rights and communication.

Course purpose :

This course must address, trends, determinants and the value of sport commerce.  Students must understand the essential elements of sports marketing and commercialization strategies and how they apply in the management of sport

Course Aim

1. Students are expected to understand the dynamics of sport commerce

2. They course will expose them to different marketing strategies in Sport

3. Students will come up with mini projects relating to individual branding of sport ideas

Tentative Course Topics

Introduction to marketing

  • Principles of marketing (segmentation, targeting and differentiation)
  • Marketing offerings (what are we marketing in sport) , marketing mix the 7Ps ( player transfers)

Marketing Strategy in Sport

  • Elements of marketing strategy
  • Marketing plan
  • Marketing communication
  • Marketing tools

Commercialization in Sport

  • Trends
  • Determinants
  • Commercialization strategies
  • Case study on marketing and commercialization
  • African Sports Market

Recommended texts :

  1. Aaron C.T, Smith & Bob Stewart- 2nd Edition: Introduction to Sports Marketing. ISBN 13:978-1138022966.
  2. Lynn Kahle, Chris Rilev (2004) Sports Marketing and Psychology of Sport Communication.

PSD: 705 SPORT MARKETING SURVEY (PRACTICUM)  3  Compulsory

Course purpose :

Students must be able develop sports marketing and commercialization strategies. The students will examine different sport marketing outfits in the academic environment and compare it with what is in operation in their different home countries.

Tentative course topics :

  • Students shall be expected to develop a project a comprehensive report / business proposal on sport  entrepreneurship ( e.g how to establish a sports club/ organization)

Recommended text :

  1. Marketing Survey Research www.duker.com

PSD :706       Sports Facilities and Event Management        3 Compulsory

Course description :

It focuses on the major components of both facilities and event management. This will include planning, financing, marketing, implementation and evaluation in sports. The course will also examine sports events management agencies across Africa and beyond.

Course purpose :

1. This unit will identify the objectives and strategies used in sport event management and planning.

2. It will offer the students the opportunity develop their skills in sport event management and planning.

3. It will also assist the students to develop evaluations skills in programme delivery.

Tentative course topics:

  • Definition of Concepts
  • Event Management,
  • Sports and recreation Management,
  • Sports Event Management
  • Types of Sport Event Management
  • Theories and Models of Sport/Event Management
  • Facility Construction
  • To include practical aspect

Recommended texts :

  1. Thomas J. Aicher, Amanda L. Paule-Koba and Brianna L. Newland (2015) Sport Facility and Event Management: USA; Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  2. Supovitz, Frank (2014) The Sports Event Management and Marketing Playbook, 2nd Edition;USA:Wiley Publishers.

PSD :707 Legal Issues in Sport 3 Required

Course description :

This course examines sport contract laws, arbitration and other issues relating to sport governance, and practice. Its focus will be application of the rule of law as its affect African sport clubs and other sport organisations in both private and public setting.

Course purpose :

This unit will expose students to the concepts of sport contract law, arbitration and legal entities in sport. The unit will also examine the framework of the working of Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS).

Tentative course topics:

  • Risk management
  • Athletes Contract management
  • Employment law
  • Event management legal issues
  • Facilities management legal issues
  • Participation rights
  • Liability for sport injury
  • Tort defense
  • Unintentional tort
  • Intention tort

Recommended texts :

  1. John J.Miller and Kristi Schoepfer(2018) Legal Aspects of Sport. 2nd Edition: USA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  2. Hillary A, Findlay A,Corbett   (2008) Legal Issues in Sport: Tools and Techniques for Sport Management

PSD: 708       Change to Sport safety and Security (Practicum)

3      Compulsory

This unit presents the opportunity for students to articulate the importance of security in sport involvement. This unit will also examine the threat of terrorism to sport and various security policies put in place by international and national sport governing bodies to ensure that development of sport is not hindered in Africa. Include how fire, mechanical and infrastructure affect the safety of spectators and other users

Course description :

This unit presents the opportunity for students to articulate the importance of security in sport involvement. This unit will also examine the threat of terrorism to sport and various security policies put in place by international and national sport governing bodies to ensure that development of sport is not hindered in Africa.

Course purpose :

Examine the nature of rivalries among nations, races, communities, teams, ethnic groups, religious groups and geographical areas that are behind sports competitions.

Familiarizing students on challenges and stakes of international security lined to the development of sports and organization of activities.

Security of athletes, spectators, dignitaries, property etc

Identify means of safety and security to be used to face insecurity in sport relating to: accreditation, ticketing, crowed control, facilities capacity etc

Tentative course topics:

  • Geopolitics of sport
  • Terrorisms and sport.
  • Hooliganism in sport.
  • Security and safety measures in sport.
  • Incident management
  • Terrorism Indicators
  • Risk assessment  for sport and event venues
  • Leadership and multi-security agency collaboration

Recommended text :

  1. Peoples C and Vaughan-Williams N (2014) Critical Security Studies : An introduction (2nd edition). London ; New York: Routledge.
  2. Hall Stacey , A., Waiter E, Cooper., Lou Marciani and James McGee (2012) Security Management for Sports and Special Events: An Interagency Approach to Creating Safe Facilities. Human Kinetics.

PSD: 709       Sport for Peace and Conflict Resolution                      2          Required

This unit will examine different conflict prevention and resolution theories and how sport can be used as a peace model for conflict resolution. A case study of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Kosovo, Palestine, Israel, Congo etc can be used as working model.

Course description :

This unit will examine different conflict theories and how sport can be used as a peace model for conflict resolution. A case study of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Kosovo, Palestinian and Israel can be used as working model.

Course purpose :

  • Examine the role of sport in the promotion of peace.
  • Identify the different understanding of peace in relationship with sport.
  • Analyze sports values in relationship with peace
  • Exemplify sports activities as factors of promoting peace.
  • Tentative Course Topics
  • Definition of peace: negative and positive peace.
  • Means of obtaining peace: prevention and management.
  • Sports values: equity, justice, tolerance, and respect of opponents.
  • Sport value and peace: in preventions & in management
  • Case studies: George Waeh, Didier Drogba.

Recommended texts:

  1. Danielle Beswick and Paul Jackson (2014) Conflict, Security and Development: An Introduction :Routledge Publishers.
  2. Hall Stacey , A., Waiter E, Cooper., Lou Marciani and James McGee (2012) Security Management for Sports and Special Events: An Interagency Approach to Creating Safe Facilities. Human Kinetics.

PSD: 710       Internship     3 Compulsory

This unit will give the students opportunity for field experience in some sport organization for minimum of four months. The field experience will be presented in form of a seminar report.  Sports Federations, National Olympic Committee/Commissions, Sports Confederation, Sports NGOs, Sports Councils, University Sports Councils, African Games, International Sports Events, Sports Goods Manufacturing Companies, Sports marketing Companies

Course description :

This unit will focus on giving students an opportunity for field experience in some sport organization for three (3) months. The field experience will be presented in form of a seminar.

Course purpose :

The purpose of the internship is to help each student grow professionally through practical experience as well as help them grow their capabilities. Each fieldwork opportunity shall be unique to each student with specific objectives to be fulfilled at the end of the programme. The internship shall be compulsory and shall run for a period of eight to twelve (8-12) weeks.

Course objectives :

To accord each student an opportunity for practical fieldwork experience in sports development and management;

To allow each student to understand and appreciate the professional duties and responsibilities of personnel in the field;

To enable each student asses his/her strengths and weaknesses;

To enable students and work placements exchange new and updated ideas on sports programming and service delivery

Assessment

(Subject to amendments as Instructor deems necessary)

Students must complete specific academic requirements and preliminary field experiences prior to the internship; secure a placement organisation/agency and attend fieldwork preparatory sessions. Each student shall be assigned a supervisor during his/her internship that will undertake at least three (3) site visits. Students shall be assessed on the fulfillment of the position responsibilities and potential future professional prospects. The student shall be expected to submit three (3) fieldwork reports as follows:

Description of Agency and role of the internship. This shall include a detailed agency description, location, organo-gram, responsibilities of the intern, specific objectives and expected outcome (1- 2 Weeks);

Progression of the internship, achievements and challenges shall be written weekly in a logbook.

Project conclusion to include: achievements, challenges, lessons learnt and recommendations (4-8 Weeks); and

Detailed report of Internship Programme shall be written at the end of the program.

Recommended texts:

  1. Susan B. Foster and John E. Dollar (2010) Experiential Learning in Sport Management: Internships and Beyond: FIT Publishers.
  2. Robin , Jr. Ammon , Matthew Walker , Edward E. Seagle ,  and Ralph W. Smith (2010)
  3. Internships in Sport Management Spiral-bound: Amazon.com

PSD: 711       Monitoring and Evaluation of Sport Development2 Required

This unit will focus on developing sports leaders that will have capabilities to assess the impact of sports planning, programmes and programming.  Using appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools in management.

Course description :

2 Required.

This unit will focus on developing sports leaders that will have capabilities to assess the impact of sports programmes.  Using monitoring and evaluation tools in management.

Course purpose :

This course is designed to help students identify and develop strategies to eliminate the major factors accounting for error in measurement across the various learning domains. The course will emphasize the processes necessary for the development of assessments and practical means for establishing the three critical elements of any measurement (validity, reliability, and objectivity). In addition, this course is designed to prepare future sport administrators to become knowledgeable and experienced in assessment, administration of measures, and evaluation within sport development and policy management.

Course Objectives

1. Gaining factual knowledge of terminology, classifications, methods and trends associate with monitoring and evaluation in sport development and policy management.

2. Developing attitudes, skills and competencies for monitoring the impacts of sports programmes in Africa.

3. To familiarize students with important conceptual and practical links between monitoring, evaluation, and programme development implementation policy in sport.

Tentative Course Topics

(Subject to amendments as Instructor deems necessary)

1. Introduction and Basic terminology in monitoring and Evaluation.

2. Purpose of monitoring and Evaluation.

3. Types of monitoring and evaluation approaches.

Recommended texts:

  1. Morrow, J.R, Jackson, A.W, Disch, J.G. & Mood, D.P. (2011). Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, 4th Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  2. Lacy, A.C. (2015).Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education & Exercise Science.(7th Edition). Indianapolis, IN: Person Publishing.

PSD: 712       Sport and Economics 2     Compulsory

This course addresses the impact of both micro, meso and macro-economic variables to sport in Africa. Students must analyse economic trends, demand and supply trends and economic scarcity in relationship to sport and its sustenance.   

Course description :

This course addresses the impact of both micro, meso and macro-economic variables to sport in Africa. Students must analyze economic trends, demand and supply trends and economic scarcity in relationship to sport and its sustenance.  

Course purpose :

This course is aimed at introducing students to essential sports economic concepts grounded in African examples. It will familiarize students in the significance of sports economics and the relationship between sports and economic development.

Objective.

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

Explain various aspects of the economics of sports

Develop and apply basic market structure models to sports industry (industrial organization in sports)

Tentative course topics:

Theory of the firm

Definition of value

Theories of economics

Friction theory,

Monopoly theory,

Innovation theory

Sports business in society

Why sports organizations exist

Social responsibility of sports business

Taxation

Trade barriers

Demand and supply models

Economic growth and development 

Foundations of sports economics

Globalizing sports economy

Sports labor market

Sports entrepreneurship. 

The economic determinates and impact of sports activities.

Labor markets and professional sports (demand and supply)

The public finance aspects of professional sports and financing sports events.

Evidence based benefits on social –economic contributions of sport on Africa

Recommended texts :

  1. Michael Leeds (2008) The economics of sports;Peter Von Allmen Boston : Pearson/Addison Wesley
  2. Rodney D Fort (2005) economics; Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall 2006.
  3. Stefan Késenne (2007) treatment Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar

PSD: 713       Research Methodology    2         Compulsory

This unit will examine research methodological designs. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches will be emphasized. It will also involve the formulation of research question and hypothesis, sample and sampling techniques as well as data collection procedures. Ethical standard procedures in research will also be emphasized.

Course description :

2 C

This unit will examine research methodological designs. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches will be emphasized. It will also involve the formulation of research question and hypothesis, review of literature, sample and sampling techniques as well as data collection procedures. Ethical standard procedures in research will also be emphasized.

Course purpose :

The purpose of this course is to explore, and discuss emergent research in sport development and policy management. The course is intended to prepare the student to be a critical consumer of new information and emerging trends in sport development and policy management. It also provides students with an overview of wide range of research topics including research process and development, presentation and possible publication of their research dissertation, as well as to understand and use research techniques in later career pursuits.

Course Objectives

1. The students should able to identify and discuss lines of inquiry in sport development and develop research ideas.

2. Present on a research topic of interest, develop a focused and clear statement of a research problem and a manageable plan for addressing the problem.

3. Articulate and apply theories and concepts relevant to sport management and related field.

4. Be able to apply appropriate research design, identify and develop a measurement tool such as questionnaire and other observational techniques.

5. Students should be able to apply appropriate data analysis approach to interpret data collected.

Tentative course topics:

 (Subject to amendments as Instructor deems necessary)

1. Course outline Discussion and Introduction – Instructions for the Research Proposal

2. Nature & Purpose of Research

3. Database Demonstration in Library

4. Understanding the Research Process and Developing the Research Plan

5. Research topic and Problem Statement

6. Research Question and Hypothesis

7. Reviewing the Literature and Ethical Concerns in Research 

8. Selection of Research Participants-Sampling Procedures

9. Descriptive and Experimental Research Designs

10. Qualitative and Quantitative Research

11. Descriptive and Inferential Data Analysis

12. APA Format, Reading and Evaluation

Recommended texts:

  1. Rudestam, K. E., & Newton R. R. (2007). Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  2. Baumgartner, T.A. & Hensley, L.D. (2006) Conducting & Reading Research in Kinesiology (5th edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  3. American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual (6th ed.), Washington, DC: American Psychological Association .

PSD: 714       Sociology of Sport Development 2        Compulsory

This unit presents an opportunity for students to understand the role of sport as it influences people, groups, institutions, human activities and social order within the society. This unit is also concerned about institutions in the society such as religion, family, government and judiciary. Their roles in the development of sport across Africa and the rest of the world. The unit will examine the goals of sociology of sport in the overall development of the society.

Course description :

This unit presents opportunity for students to understand the role of sport as it influences people, groups, institutions, human activities and social order within the society. This unit is also concerned about institutions in the society such as religion, family, government and judiciary. Their roles in the development of sport across Africa and the rest of the world. The unit will examine the goals of sociology of sport in the overall development of the society.

Course purpose :

Sport is a prominent and a highly visible force in society, it is important to describe the position, it holds in society and determine its socializing effects and influence. Therefore, this course is designed to familiarize students with critical examination of sociological concepts and theories relating to sports in Africa.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  1. Critically examine social issues concerning the management, participation and consumption of sport in various African societies. 
  2. Help students’ link research, theory and practice in sport context.
  3. Better appreciate and understand the potential benefits for diversity and inclusion in sport.

Tentative course topics:

(Subject to amendments as Instructor deems necessary)

  • Introduction to Sociological Perspectives of Sport.
  • Socialization, culture and sport.
  • Geopolitics of Sports.
  • Role modeling
  • Youth Sport in Africa
  • Sports competitions
  • Gender sexuality and Sport.
  • Race and ethnicity in sport.
  • Socioeconomic issues, social class and sport participation.
  • Religion and sports
  • Media and sport.
  • Violence in sports

Recommended texts:

  1. Kevin Young, Chiaki Okada  (2014) Sport, Social Development and Peace
  2. Volume 8:  ISBN: 978-1-78350-885-3 
  3. Smith Earl (2010) Sociology of Sport and Social Theory eBook 
  4. ISBN-13: 9780736085564; Human Kinetics
  5. Coakley Sport in Society?

PSD:  715      Historical foundations of Sports Ethics and Philosophy in Africa     2      Required

Course description :

This course will examine sport and the African society focusing on both the historical and contemporary formations of sport. The unit will equip the students with foundational knowledge of sport including the historical development of African sport through the examination of ideology, ethics, commercialization of African sport, institution of sport in Africa, colonialization and globalization.

Course purpose :

This unit will focus on the historical development of sport in different culture worldwide, examine the pattern of sport involvement at all levels. Emphasis will also be on the ethics of sport as enshrined in the various rules and regulation governing different categories of sport. The science, moral and logic of sport participation will also be examined

On successful completion of the course, participants should be able to:

1. Demonstrate strong understanding of the historical development of African sports.    

2. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills relating to the issues of sport and the African society

3. Demonstrate capacity and skills to effectively and critically debate on the interface between sport and African society using a

range of communication media

Demonstrate ability to a solid and systematic critique on wider African social issues that interface with sport

Tentative Course Topics

  • Historical development of African
  • Evolution of sport Ethics and values in the African context
  • African sport and colonialization
  • African sport and globalization
  • Changing Institutions of sport in Africa
  • Localization of sport in Africa
  • Sports integrit

Recommended texts:

  1. Vamplew, W and Dyreson, M (2016) Sport History. Sage Publishers .London
  2. Houlihan,B and Malcolm,D (2015) Sport and Society: A Student Introduction.3rd Edition Sage Publishers. London
  3. Aaseng, Nathan(2011) Revolt of African-American Athletes. Revised. Sport and Society series. University of Illinious Press

PSD: 716       Statistical application in sport 2 Compulsory

Course description :

This unit will be on the application of the various non-parametric and parametric statistical tools that can be used for the interpretation of data collected on trends in sport development and management policy. Statistical tool such as chi-square, spearman rank, student t-test, Pearson moment correlation coefficient, analysis of variance and other multivariate analytical tools will be examined.

Course purpose :

1. To enable students to demonstrate competence in non-parametric statistical tools

2. To ensure that students have understanding of parametric statistical tools

3. To bridge the gaps between theory and practice of statistical tool especially in their application in research project

tentative Course Topics.

Tentative Course Topics

  • Meaning of Statistics
  • Purpose of Statistics
  • Scales of Measurement and Type of data
  • Normal Distribution
  • Kurtosis and types of Kurtosis
  • Measure of Central tendency
  • Mean and Standard Deviation
  • Non-parametrics Statistics
  • Parametric statistics
  • And other tools including SPSS

 

Recommended texts:

  1. Jim Albert, Mark E. Glickman, Tim B. Swartz, Ruud H. Koning (2016) Handbook of Statistical Methods and Analyses in Sports. Chapman and Hall/CRC Press.
  2. Jim Albert, Ruud H. Koning (2007).Statistical Thinking in Sports. Chapman and Hall/CRC Press.

PSD:717       Sport policy development  2  compulsory

Course description :

The focus of this unit will be on the examination of policies and practices used in the administration and management of sport. Contemporary social changes processes such as structuralism, people-oriented development among others will be examined. Importantly, African Union Policies as enshrined in agenda 2063 will be examined with the view to develop sport in the regions

Course purpose :

1. To enable Students to appreciate and demonstrate competence in policy development process

2. To understand the link between governance and policy development in Africa nations

3.  To be able to adapt and adopt   African Union Policies in Sport development

4. Demonstrate analytical and critical engagement with policy issues and problems challenges

5. Demonstrate capacity and skills to effectively articulate policy recommendations using wide range of communication media

Tentative Course Topics

  • Sport policy in the AU context
  • Structures of Sport in Africa
  • Stages of policy development and implementation
  • Challenges of policy development and implementation      

Recommended texts:

  1. Daniel Bloyce(2010) Sport Policy and Development: An Introduction: Routledge; New York.
  2. Kelvin Hyson (2001) Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice 3rd Edition: Psychology Press.

PSD: 718 Development and Management theories and practice in Sport      2      Compulsory

Course description :

This unit will focus on concepts, paradigm, theoretical models and ideologies of development in the micro, macro and international committees. There socio-economic and political perspectives as it influences different phenomena of sport development and policy management will be critically examined globally.

The paucity of qualified and effective sport managers at all levels of African sport is apparent. This course will introduce students to traditional and contemporary management theories. These theories will be explored as tool to examine issues within specific local and African context. Students will develop an understanding of theories are as tools to systematically examine and address problems challenges within the African sport industry.

Course purpose :

1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of development and management theories

2. Critically evaluate the problems challenges through theoretical lenses

3. To Use theoretical approaches in practical situations

4. To use management theory and approaches to address non sport problems challenges 

Tentative Contents

Definitions and conceptualization of key terms   

Key issues in management of African sport

Traditional Management theories

Contemporary Development and Management theories

Recommended texts:

  1. Willis Katie (2011) Theories and Practices of Development: Routledge Perspective on Development. London: Taylor and Francis Publishers.
  2. Rapley, J (2007) Understanding Development: Theory and Practice in the Third World 3rd Edition. Boulder: USA: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

PSD: 719       Talent Identification and Development

  2 compulsory

Course description :

The focus of this course will introduce the students to various models of talent identification, development, management and education. Students will appreciate the longitudinal approach to talent identification, development, management, education and supporting in young sport participants to elite sport.

Course purpose :

1. To demonstrate strong understanding of the talent identification, development, management and   Education process

2. Demonstrate ability to critique various talent identification and development models

3. Demonstrate capacity and skills to effectively articulate the talent identification process using widerange of communication media

4. Demonstrate appreciation of applying talent identification models in engaging with issues beyond sport

Tentative Course Topics

Concepts in Talent identification

Management of talent education

Education and talent identification and development

Constraints and challenge of talent performance sport

Regulation of sports talent

Recommended texts:

  1. Joseph Baker Steve Cobley and JörgSchorer  (2011 Edition).Talent Identification and Development in Sport
  2. International Perspectives. London Taylor and Francis Publishers.
  3. Istvan BalyiRichard Wayand  Colin Higgs(2013) Long-Term Athlete Development. 1st Edition: Champaign:IL:Humam Kinetics.

PSD: 720       Sports Talent Identification and Development (Practicum)                       3          Compulsory

Students would be required to visit sports meet (school sport, training sessions) and competitions with the assignment of identifying budding sportsmen and women that could be groomed into elite athletes in the various sports.


PSD: 721 Health promotion through Physical Activity and Recreation               2          Required

Course description :

Different health promotion paradigm that can be applied to sport and exercise participation will be the focus of this course. Application of theories such health belief model and self-motivation theories to improve life-long participation in exercise, physical activity and recreation will be emphasized.
Course purpose :

The purpose of the course is to develop the students’ competence on various skills that will encourage increase in participation in physical activity by all population groups considering the multidimensional health, social and economic benefits. The health gains benefits to be made by preventing most non communicable diseases , the benefits include promoting mental wellbeing and social connections, increasing productivity, and positive changes to the environments we live and play in, such as reduced traffic congestion and safer neighborhoods.

Tentative Course Topics

  • Health & Social Community activity participation
  • Social skills networks and social capital build up
  • Mental health and wellbeing education
  • Most non communicable disease and obesity prevention/reduction through behavior exercise practices
  • Environmental sustainability tourism activity
  • Nutrition for health 
  • Integrated View of Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health

Recommended texts:

  1. ZanGao(2017) Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion (Routledge Research in Physical Activity and Health) 1st Edition. London: Routledge;Taylor and Francis.
  2. Claude BouchardSteven N. BlairWilliam Haskell (2012) Physical Activity and Health-2nd Edition Champaign IL: Human Kinetics.

PSD: 721       Individual Research Project 4  Compulsory

The course is all about students’ individual research project. To be supervised by the assigned project supervisors. This is compulsory