Course details

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management
NZQF Level 7


  • Sport and Recreation Management

About the course

Graduates from the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management will have a comprehensive knowledge of the nature, characteristics and management of sport and recreation in New Zealand and around the world, and knowledge of the effects and consequences on the environments in which sport and recreation occurs. High performing graduates will be able to commence postgraduate study for an honours, masters or PhD degree. BSRM graduates will have the following attributes: An ability to be creative, to synthesise a wide range of knowledge, and to think critically through problem solving and research. An appreciation of the requirements for working as part of an interdisciplinary team dealing with a sport and recreation-based problem including the ability to identify problems and issues, put forward persuasive arguments and work effectively in teams. An ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to specific audiences using appropriate media. An ability to understand and evaluate the key social scientific concepts which underpin sport and recreation policy and provision in New Zealand, and of the institutional and legislative framework within which they must be applied. An ability to select and apply techniques for sport and recreation planning and programming in different settings. A sound knowledge of the key theoretical principles underlying the practice of sport and recreation management. An understanding of the professional skills and attitudes required of those practising within the sport and recreation industry, including the key requirement of self reflection and direction. A detailed understanding of contemporary issues in sport and recreation provision and management, and of the theoretical concepts needed to resolve such issues. An ability to select and apply appropriate management, planning, communication, educational or research skills and techniques to specific sport and recreational needs and settings.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand University entrance qualification or equivalent.

About the provider

The University has a mission to help: feed the world, protect the future, and live well. It is predicted that by 2050 the world's population will reach 9.2 billion people: this will create challenges that need solutions. As the population grows, food supply and production will become key. So will sustaining the environment for future generations. As these two, potentially conflicting, concepts become increasingly pressing we will also want to be living well on our planet. Lincoln University is a uniquely and deliberately specialised university finding solutions for these challenges. To achieve our mission, Lincoln is positioned to work alongside industry, the community, and people from around the globe. The University's qualifications range from certificate level through to PhD - and our teaching and research covers all activity associated with the land-based sectors to meet the needs of not only New Zealand but also the world. Lincoln students come from all over New Zealand and from more than 60 countries around the world. Once studies are completed, Lincoln graduates can be found around the globe making a difference.

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