BSc Sport Leadership and Management
The Sport Leadership and Management programme aims to build the competence of participants in the areas of sport administration as well as develop the skill sets necessary to allow them to lead the development of sport within the framework of their respective environments.
After completing the programme, graduates should be able to:
- Articulate clearly the rich history of Sport in the Caribbean;
- Demonstrate pragmatic knowledge in the areas of general leadership and management, sport leadership and management and parks and recreation management..
- Demonstrate self-directedness in pursuing personal and professional growth through lifelong learning;
- Develop a thorough understanding of the theoretical and work-based knowledge relevant to the application of leadership and management principles to sport organizational environments.
- Reflect on their own experiential knowledge to produce and apply new understanding and skills to problem-solving and decision-making in sport organizational environments.
- Articulate sound policy positions that are in keeping with best practices and cultural sensitivity.
- Develop an appreciation for the functional usefulness of leadership and management studies required to critically assist decision-making in sport organizational environments.
- Conduct research/practicum inquiry relevant to the field of sports management.
- Demonstrate a sound basis for further study, career opportunities and continuing professional development in Sport Leadership and Management and related employment contexts.
- Foster a spirit of critical enquiry, knowledge, and familiarity with interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and research in sport-management-related fields of endeavour.
Additionally, the Sport Leadership and Management programme will provide a variety of challenging learning experience for students, enabling them to combine research and theoretical knowledge with professional/practical experience in several related fields. Students will also develop an awareness of wider sport management issues as they relate to fostering social responsibility, cultural diversity, ethics, gender, environmental awareness and sustainability in a regional and global context.
Who is this programme for?
The BSc Sport Leadership and Management seeks to target persons who are currently working in any of the numerous areas of sports leadership and management within: government ministries of education, sport, and social and community development; private sector entities of business and commerce; national sports organisations; non-governmental organizations with a remit for sports development; educational institutions with a role in sports education; and other persons with an interest in this field of study.
Duration and Award of Programme
This online programme of study consists of a total of 90 credits. Level 1 consists of thirty (30) credits, Level 2 consists of thirty (30) credits, and Level 3 consists of thirty (30) credits.
When will the programme start?
The programme starts in August of the academic year.
All persons entering the BSc Sport Leadership and Management programme must have a minimum of five passes thus:
1. Mathematics and English Language from either or both of the following examination bodies:
- General Certificate of Education, Ordinary level (GCE O’Level) Grades A, B or C
- Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) General Proficiency Level 1 or 2, General Proficiency Level 3 after 1998.
2. Two subjects from either or both of the following examination bodies.
- General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level (GCE A’ Level) Grades A, B, C, D, or E.
- Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Units 1 & 2 of each course. Grades 1- 5
Candidates with qualifications other than the ones specified will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Applicants seeking entry into the programme must, prior to enrolment, be able to use the computer for word processing, to store and retrieve information, as a communication device (e.g., for emailing), and to surf the Web. Applicants must also be able to read and write at a level necessary to complete a UWI Open Campus application form and to participate successfully in the programme.