Sports and Recreation Management

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Course Date: 11 August 2014 to 09 September 2014

Price: free

Course Summary

Take the first step to exploring a career in sport and recreation by gaining an understanding of the different job roles within this industry. Pick up leadership and management skills and learn how to manage risks appropriately. You will also learn to plan and deliver a simple sport and recreation session focussed on your clients' needs.

Course Instructors

Jennifer Benson

Jennifer holds qualifications in Outdoor Education & Outdoor Recreation, Teaching, Sports Coaching, and Training & Assessment. Prior to being employed by TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute, she worked across various sectors of the Sport and Recreation industry, in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.Jennifer currently teaches Outdoor Recreation, Sport and Recreation Administration, Sports Coaching and First Aid at TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute and is heavily involved in coaching cycling in her spare time.

Course Description

What's it about?

Take the first step to exploring a career in sport and recreation by gaining an understanding of the different job roles within this industry.

Take the first step to exploring a career in sport and recreation by gaining an understanding of the different job roles within this industry. Pick up leadership and management skills and learn how to manage risks appropriately. You will also learn to plan and deliver a simple sport and recreation session focussed on your clients' needs.

What's involved?

Module 1Introduction to the Industry
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment11 Aug - 17 Aug
Module 2Leading and Managing People
7 videos, 6 quizzes, 1 assessment18 Aug - 24 Aug
Module 3Managing Organisational Risks
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment25 Aug - 31 Aug
Module 4Planning and Providing Sessions
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment1 Sep - 7 Sep

What will I learn?

  • The types of jobs available in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industry, and the qualifications required for these roles
  • How groups function, and leadership skills you can use to help a group function more effectively, including:
    • Understanding the stages of group development and how they apply to the Sport and Recreation industry
    • The importance of giving and receiving feedback
  • The basics of risk management theory and how to develop a risk management plan to suit a program or organisation
  • How to plan and deliver a sport, fitness or recreation session

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 2 hours 55 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where to from here?

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Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Manager (Amusement, Fitness, and Sports Centre)
  • Recreation officer
  • Sports centre manager
  • Coach educator
  • Director of coaching
  • Elite athlete coach
  • Sports association manager
  • Sports development officer
  • Assistant sporting coach
  • Athlete management officer
  • Sports administration professional
  • Aerobics instructor

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