20 credits at level HE4
This module aims to introduce students to the key theoretical social constructs of sport, fitness and leisure. It also explores the roles of the pubic, private and voluntary sectors in providing leisure opportunities and facilities. It aims to develop an understanding of sport, fitness and leisure as they relate to the life cycle and to lifestyles. It develops in the student an understanding of the historical development of leisure and of the factors that influence participation in sport and fitness. It seeks to help the student to develop an appreciation of the relationships between age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status and disability and participation in sport and fitness activity.
Definitions and concepts of sport, fitness and leisure.
Historical development of sport, fitness and leisure.
The changing structures of work and lifestyles in modern Britain and their impact on the demand for sport and fitness facilities and services.
The roles of the public, private and voluntary sectors in the provision of sport and fitness facilities and services.
Equality of opportunity and the significance to this of age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status and disability.
The module is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, field visit, visiting speaker.
Assessment is undertaken through an essay on the public, private and voluntary sectors (2000 words) 50%, a Report on Participation (1,000 words) 30% and an open-book examination (20%)
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||have developed an undertstanding of the social context of sport, fitness and leisure||Describe and relate the concepts of sport, leisure and fitness|
|2.||be able to explain how modern leisure has developed since the industrial revolution||Outline the evloution of leisure in modern Britain|
|3.||be able to state the roles of the public, private and voluntary sectors in the provision of sport, fitness and leisure opportunities||State the roles of the public, private and voluntary sectors in the provision of sport, fitness and leisure opportunities|
|4.||appreciate the impact of personal factors on equality of oppotunity in access to leisure||Describe the principal personal factors which have an impact on equality of opportunity in access to leisure|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2000 word essay||Open-book Exam|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Adams, I. (2000) Leisure and Government, 3rd ed. Sunderland: Business Education Publishers.
Aitchison, C. (2003) Gender and leisure: social and cultural perspectives, London: Routledge.
Birley, D. (1995) Land of Sport and Glory: Sport and British society 1887-1910, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Birley, D. (1995) Play the Game: Sport and British Society 1910-1945, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Bull, C., Hoose, J., Weed, M.(2003) An Introduction to Leisure Studies, Harlow: Prentice Hall.
HMSO Social Trends [Annual]
Hill, J. (2002) Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth Century Britain, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Mason, T. (1989) Sport in Britain: a Social History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roberts, K. (1999) Leisure in Contemporary Society, Wallingford: CABI Publishing.
Roberts, K. (2004) The leisure industries, London: Palgrave.
Snape, R. et al. (ed.) (2003) Access and Inclusion in Leisure and Tourism, Brighton: Leisure Studies Association.
Torkildsen, G . (2005) Leisure and recreation management, 5th ed., London: Spon .
Williams, J. (2003) A game for rough girls?: a history of women’s football in Britain, London: Routledge.
Sport and Recreation
The Internet is a useful source of information but use only authoritative websites. Those of recognised public, commercial or voluntary organisations can be relied upon; others should be treated with caution and should never be accepted as inherently accurate.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport www.culture.gov.uk
Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management www.ilam.co.uk
Institute of Sport and Recreation Management www.isrm.co.uk
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