SPOR06031 2016 Management of Recreation and Fitness

General Details

Full Title
Management of Recreation and Fitness
Transcript Title
Mgt Rec and Fitness
Code
SPOR06031
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
SPOR - Sport/Rec/Leisure
Department
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Roddy Gaynor
Programme Membership
SG_BAPPL_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Applied Sport SG_BAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BSPOR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business
Description

This subject aims to develop the student's skill, knowledge and management application in the area of recreation, sport and fitness

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

The student will be able to discuss how the five functions of management as they apply in a recreation, sport or fitness operation

2.

The student will gain an understanding of the development and current operation structures in the recreation management industry 

3.

The student will gain an understanding of the supervisory management system in place in the leisure anf fitness facilities sector

4.

The student will be able to explain the significance of Ireland Active's White Flag Award as it relate to recreation facility management practice in Ireland

5.

The student will gain an understanding of health and safety legislation / codes of practice as they relate to recreation, sport and fitness operations

6.

The student will be able to undertake a risk assessment for a recreation, sport or fitness operations

7.

The student will gain an understanding of the role and application of bespoke computer software systems for recreation, sport and fitness operations

8.

The student will gain an understanding of the membership retention programmes implemented by fitness clubs

9.

The student will gain an understanding of sports event management

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and Learning will be delivered through a series of lectures and directed problem based learning projects. A significant part of this module is the application of management theory in a real sport and fitness environment.

Module Assessment Strategies

1. The student will be able to discuss how the five functions of management apply in a recreation, sport or fitness operation

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

 

Written exam, Group/individual written assignments

2. The student will gain an understanding of the development and current structures of the recreation management industry and practices

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

 

Written exam, Group/individual written assignments

3. The student will gain an understanding of the various hierarchical structures in recreation management, including a knowledge of the supervisory management systems

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

 

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group/individual written assignments

4. The student will be able to explain the significance of the ILAM Operation Standards and its White Flag Award as they relate to recreation facility management practice in Ireland

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

Guest presentation

 

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group/individual written assignments

5. The student will gain an understanding of health and safety legislation / codes of practice as they relate to recreation, sport and fitness operations

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

 

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group/individual written assignments

6. The student will be able to undertake a risk assessment for a recreation, sport or fitness operations

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

 

Written exam,

 

individual written assignment

7. The student will gain an understanding of the role and application of bespoke computer software systems for recreation, sport and fitness operations

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

Video

 

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group/individual written assignments

8. The student will gain an understanding of the membership retention programmes implemented by fitness clubs

 

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

Guest presentation

 

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group/individual written assignments

9. The student will gain an understanding the organisation and management of a successful sports event

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

 

 

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group organisation of event

Repeat Assessments

Students must achieve an overall grade of 40% to pass module. If a student has failed overall, they will be required to repeat the specific elements that they have failed. (i.e. Final exam and/or the specific piece of continuous assessment failed)

Indicative Syllabus

1.         Application of Functions of Management in Recreation Industry  5%

•·        Define the functions of management (planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling) (outcome 1)

•·        Application of the functions in a sport, recreation or fitness environment (outcome 1)

2.               Management Development in the Recreation Industry                        20%

  • Discuss the development and management of recreation and fitness as a service industry (outcome 2)
  • Explain the hierarchical and supervisory management structures that exists in recreation management (outcome 2/3)

3.               Operation Standards and White Flag Award                                          15%

  • Explain the rationale and development of the Ireland Active White Flag Award as a quality assurance mechanism (outcome 4)
  • Explain the criteria for the successful implementation of the White Flag Award at operations level in a leisure facility(outcome 4)

4.               Health & Safety in Sport, Recreation and Fitness                                20%

  • Define the legislation and regulatory framework that governs the operation of Sport, Recreation and Fitness facilities and clubs(outcome 5)
  • Prepare a Safety Statement for a leisure facility(outcome 5/6)
  • Explain and apply the systematic processes of Risk Management for the safe operation of a Sport, Recreation or Fitness facility(outcome 6)
  • Discuss the planning and management safety in sports clubs(outcome 6)

5.         Membership Management & Computerization in Fitness Business                     20%

  • Examine fitness club management (outcome 7,8)
  • Explore membership retention and the theory of behavioural change(outcome 7,8)
  • Explain the role of bespoke computer software systems in the management of recreation and fitness facilities(outcome 7)
  • Explain how these computer software systems assist in improving membership retention in fitness clubs(outcome 7/8)

6.        Sports Event Organisation and Management                                                        20%

  • Explain the processes for the organisation and management of a successful sports event (outcome 9)
  • Organise and management a sports event(outcome 9)
  • Explain the steps involved in securing and managing a sponsorship programme (outcome 9)

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Performance Evaluation Event organisation Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 20 % Week 8 1,5,9
2 Individual Project Safety Risk Assessment Continuous Assessment Written Report 20 % Week 4 4,5,6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Class Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Event Management 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Seminars 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2009-04-20 Sport Management (Active Learning in Sport Series) Learning Matters
ISBN 1844452638 ISBN-13 9781844452637

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This is a core text for all those on Sport Management and Sports Studies courses. It examines both traditional business elements and the new functional areas of management in sport. Key chapters on marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and event management are included, and the book as a whole provides a critical understanding of the complex and dynamic relationship between sport, business and management. The reader is supported through accessible theoretical explanation, real-life examples and case studies, learning activities and guidance on further study.

Recommended Reading
2014-03-14 Safety & Health at Work: FETAC Level 5 Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717157334 ISBN-13 9780717157334

Safety & Health at Work FETAC Level 5 A new textbook based on the revised QQI module (5N1794) introducing the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment. *Analyses the duties of employers and employees as specified in current safety, health and welfare at work legislation. *Discusses the role and function of the Health and Safety Authority. *Examines the importance of communication, training and safe work practices. *Explains the causes, prevention, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences, and presents guidance on emergency procedures. *Identifies specific hazards and risks when working with equipment, and the appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste. *Examines issues related to infection prevention and control, including emergency procedures for suspected contamination. *Investigates risk factors in relation to safety, including the effects of medication, alcohol and drugs. *Details the contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate uses WRITTEN FOR: All courses where Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) is a component module.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Core Text

 

Title

Authors

Publisher

Year

 

     

 

     
         

Supplementary Reading

 

Title

Authors

Publisher

Year

 

 

 

 

Operation Standards for Indoor Sport and Recreation Facilities in Ireland

Facilities Working Group

ILAM (Ireland)

2006

White Flag - Guidelines & Criteria

Ireland Active

Ireland Active

2011

Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools

 

PWTAG

HSE

2003

 

 

 

 

Health Club Management (Journal)

 Leisure Management

Leisure Management Ltd

monthly

 

 

 

 

 

URL Resources

http://www.irelandactive.ie/ 

http://www.cimspa.co.uk/ 

Other Resources

Fitness Publisher (software)

BDA

BDA

1999

http://www.aoifeonline.com/uplds/EventScotlandGuide.pdf 

http://www.sportnz.org.nz/managing-sport/search?c=18 

http://www.healthclubhandbook.com/digital/index1.cfm?mag= 

Additional Information

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