Sociology of Sport

15 points



This course will provide students with the opportunity to examine the socio-cultural context of sport through a range of theoretical sociology perspectives and apply this knowledge to a variety of coach education contexts. Sociological theories will be drawn upon to analyse contemporary sport and sport coaching issues including a critique of the obesity epidemic, the sporting body, youth culture and coach implications, and the impact of globalisation on sport and sport coaching practices. The course will critically examine how sport can be educational, empowering and emancipatory.


1) SPCO208, or 2) enrolment in GradCertSpC, or 3) approval of Programme Coordinator.