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Postgraduate on Sport Management

Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education

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Academic year

2016-2017

DGES Code

3741

Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded

Diploma/Certificate

Duration

1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits

60.0

Price

1500.0 €

Course Coordinator(s)

Raúl Agostinho Simões Martins (raulmartins@fcdef.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
- The sport management environment: sport management; the role of the state in sport development; non-profit sport; professional sport.
- Sport management principles: strategic sport management; organizational structure; people management; leadership; sport organizational culture; financial management in sport; sport marketing; sport governance; performance management.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
To acknowledge the different instruments available to the State for influencing the development of sport systems and sport practices, namely through the construction and management of sport infrastructures or through different forms of intervention. To acknowledge the role of non-profit organizations on sport development, with particular emphasis on the role of volunteers who perform duties related to administration, training and arbitrage. To acknowledge professional sport organizations, as well as the impact professional sport has on the sport industry as a whole. To acknowledge the fundamental principles of sport management, namely as regards strategic management techniques. To acknowledge different organizational structures and their key concepts, as well as the specific features of sport organization structures and different organizational models. To acknowledge the specific features of people management inside sport organizations, from the community level to the national level, including the state and professional sport organizations. To acknowledge the influence and the meaning organizational culture has on sports, as well as the different contexts that may threaten it.
Mode of Study
Day time schedule
Access to Further Studies
Attaining the 60 ECTS of the post-graduation addresses particular conditions to access the doctoral studies on sport management.
Admission Requirements

May apply to the post-graduate course:
- Holders of a bachelor degree or a legal equivalent;
- Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized in according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State acceding to this process;
- Holders of a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council of this Faculty as meeting the objectives of the bachelor degree;
- Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Council of this Faculty as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Recognition of Prior Learning
One analyzes previous formation on pre-Bologna bachelors, post-graduation, master or doctoral studies
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The legal framework for the qualification is established on Despacho nº 3032/2011, on 11th February.
Professional Goals

The course intends to answer to the growing field of sport management. It is focused on teaching people to be sport managers in sport organizations.
The course constitutes also a degree to those intending to become sport management researchers.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Graduation Requirements

May apply to the post-graduate course:
- Holders of a bachelor degree or a legal equivalent;
- Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized in according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State acceding to this process;
- Holders of a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council of this Faculty as meeting the objectives of the bachelor degree;
- Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Council of this Faculty as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
Calendar
1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2016
End date: 22-12-2016
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2017
End date: 31-05-2017