Course Code





Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes



The subject will provide the students with background knowledge and the principal components of human resource management functions in sport and recreation setting by examining the links between effective utilization of Human Resources for overall organizational effectiveness.

After completion of the course the students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in:

  1. selected concepts related to human resource functions in sports and recreation,
  2. the methodological assumptions and approaches in job design to suit the sport environment and events,
  3. the processes related to performance appraisals, staff training, career development programmes and
  4. the legal functions and policies in force

Course Contents



Overview of Personnel and Human Resource Management,

Acquisition of human resources and stake holders sport and recreation organizations,

Incentives for professionals and volunteers, Professional and volunteer conflict,

Staffing : job analysis, job description, job specification,

Motivation and empowerment in sport and recreation setting

Managing diversity in sport and recreation setting

Strategic planning approach to training and development of personnel, Human Learning styles, Organisational justice and leadership

Methods of Teaching and Learning


Lectures, Field Visits, Group work, Discussions



Syndicate Assignments, Applied Project , End of Semester examination

Recommended Reading


Phillips, J (1996) Accountability in Human Resource Management, Gulf, London.

Chelladurai.P (1999) Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation Champaign, IL, USA.

Robbins, S., Lowe. P and Mournell, M(1986) Managing Human Resources, Prentice-Hall, Sydney

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