SPOR06031 2022 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
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Aileen Brennan, Roddy Gaynor
Programme Membership
SG_BAPPL_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BSPOR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business
Description

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

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

discuss how the five functions of management as they apply in a recreation, sport or fitness operation

2.

gain an understanding of the development and current operation structures in the recreation management industry, including the supervisory management system in place in the leisure and fitness facilities sector

3.

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

4.

gain an understanding of health and safety legislation / codes of practice as they relate to recreation, sport and fitness operations and be able to undertake a risk assessment for a recreation, sport or fitness operations 

5.

gain an understanding of the membership retention programmes implemented by fitness clubs and the role of club management software programmes 

6.

gain an understanding of the complexities of managing a voluntary run sports club

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 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. understanding of the development and current structures of the recreation management industry including the supervisory management systems

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

Written exam, Group/individual written assignments

3. explain the significance of the Ireland Active operation standards and its Quality Management Award

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

Guest presentation

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group/individual written assignments

4. gain an understanding of health and safety legislation / codes of practice as they relate to recreation, sport and fitness operations, including undertaking a risk assessment in a sport or fitness operation

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group/individual written assignments

 

 

 

5. gain an understanding of membership retention programmes in fitness clubs and the role of club management software in their operations

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

Video

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group/individual written assignments

 

 

 

6. gain an understanding of the complexities of managing a voluntary run sports club

Reading, lecture, class discussion,

 

Written exam, Case study presentation.

Group assignment

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. 

Indicative Syllabus

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

  • Define the functions of management (planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.
  • Application of the functions in a sport, recreation or fitness environment 

2. Management Development in the Sports & Leisure Facilities Sector                                                            20%

  • Discuss the development and management of recreation and fitness as a service industry.
  • examine structures of organising and controlling within this sector.
  • Explain the hierarchical and supervisory management structures that exists in recreation management.
  • Case study examination through guest lectures.

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.
  • Explain the criteria for the successful implementation of the White Flag Award at operations level in a leisure facility.

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, prepare a Safety Statement for a leisure facility.
  • Explain and apply the systematic processes of Risk Management for the safe operation of a Sport, Recreation or Fitness facility.
  • Discuss the planning and management safety in sports clubs.

5. Membership Management & Computerization in Fitness Business                                                                    20%

  • Examine fitness club management.
  • Explore membership retention and the theory of behavioural change.
  • Explain the role of bespoke computer software systems in the management of recreation and fitness facilities. 
  • Explain how these computer software systems assist in improving membership retention in fitness clubs.

6        Management of Sports Clubs                                                                                                                                   20%

  • Examine the unique characteristics of managing a voluntary run sports club.
  • Undertake an organisational audit of a voluntary run sports club.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Sports Club Management Evaluation Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 30 % Week 6 2,3,6
2 Individual Project Safety Risk Assessment Continuous Assessment Written Report/Essay 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 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

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 Management Evaluation 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Seminars 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Student Research 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
20/09/2022 Sport Management (Active Learning in Sport Series) Learning Matters
ISBN 1844452638 ISBN-13 9781844452637
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

Supplementary Reading

 

Title

Authors

Publisher

Year

 

 

 

 

Operation Standards for Indoor Sport and Recreation Facilities in Ireland

Facilities Working Group

ILAM (Ireland)

2006

National Quality Award

Ireland Active

Ireland Active

 

Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools

 

PWTAG

HSE

 

Fitness Club Management Software demos 

EZFacility/ IgoFigure/ FitnessPublisher

 

 

Health Club Management (Journal)

 Leisure Management

Leisure Management Ltd

monthly

Journal Resources
URL Resources

http://www.irelandactive.ie/ 

http://www.cimspa.co.uk/ 

Other Resources

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

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

https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/sport-and-recreation/every-club-hub/how-to-guides/managing-your-club 

https://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/planning-for-your-future/running-your-club-and-group/

Additional Information

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