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 sociological perspectives relevant to sport coaching, physical education teaching and sport leadership and management. It identifies concerns with the ongoing development of sport as a social institution framed by tensions between the notion of sport as education and sport as business. Issues examined include the impact of globalisation, the commodification of sport, the influence of sport on young people, media-sport, and sport and gender.