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Comparisons Between Undergraduate Sport Management Programmes in the United Kingdom and the United States

De Haan, Donna (2011) Comparisons Between Undergraduate Sport Management Programmes in the United Kingdom and the United States. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (5).

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Abstract

The majority of associated research and literature on the topic of sport management education appears to be the product of North American and Australian scholarship with little representation from European colleagues. In an attempt to address this imbalance, this paper reviews the development and position of sport management undergraduate education in the UK, and using previously published data, makes comparisons with the development and provision of similar courses in the United States of America. Results indicate that sport management undergraduate degree programmes are larger (with regards to student numbers) in the US with a higher student to staff ratio than in the UK. In neither the US nor UK is there an identified “home” for sport management programmes, and there are differences relating to the faculties, schools or institutes that house these programmes. This paper concludes that in order to evaluate the current provision of sport management education in the UK in comparison to more established markets such as the US, there is a need for further data analysing the evolution and development of this subject specifically from a UK perspective.

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Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published electronically by the Academic Development and Practice Unit at the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Keywords: sport management, curricular, faculty, programme profile, learning, teaching, sports management education, sports management courses, undergraduate courses
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 14:29
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 05:00
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1206

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