Subject: Sports Management I

Scientific Area:

Sport Sciences


160 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - To identify and understand the social mission of the sports organization.
2 - To analyze the structure and dynamics of human resources, including leadership and decision making.
3 - Evidence integration and capacity for initiative in organizing host and develop the capacity of autonomy, critical thinking and self-evaluation.
4 - Reveal dedication, respect and sense of cooperation.
5 - Be innovative and creative in analysing and solving problems.
6 - Observe and live experiences in a work environment that contribute to the application of knowledge in sports management field.
7 - To know how to use and justify the informational technologies and social networks in the context of sport management.
8 - To be able to communicate orally and writing the activities and skills achieved in sport management field, in a fluent, clear and structured way.
9 - To be diligent, punctual and responsible in carrying out tasks of the curricular unit and cultivate the ethical values of sport manager.


1 - The historical background and mission of the sports organization.
2 - Social and ethical values in sport management.
3 - The sport as a social good and public interest.
4 - The structure and dynamic/political sports organizations.
5 - Human resource management in sports organizations.
6 - The communication and the use of new media as a marketing tool for sports services.
7 - The development of written report.
8 - The development of oral communication skills.


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R. Hoye, A. Smith, H. Westerbeek, E. Stewart, M. Nicholson , 2006 , Sport management - Principles and applications , Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
J. Lima, P. Marcolino , 2012 , Manual Plano Nacional de Ética no Desporto , Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude
H. Mintzberg , 1995 , Estrutura e dinâmica das organizações , Lisboa: Publicações Dom Quixote.
V. Ratten , 2011 , Sport-based entrepreneurship: towards a new theory of entrepreneurship and sport management , Int Entrep Manag J
T. Taylor, P. McGraw , 2006 , Exploring Human Resource Management Practices in Nonprofit Sport Organisations , Sport Management Review
T. Taylor, A. Doherty, F. McGraw , 2003 , Managing people in sport organizations , Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
Soares, J; Antunes, H.; Bárbara, A.; Escórcio, C. & Saldanha, C. , 2016 , O interesse público do desporto das organizações desportivas sem fins lucrativos que são apoiadas pela administração pública , Rev Bras Educ Fís Esporte, Jul-Set; 30,3

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
1. The theoretical-practical classes are used to explain the subjects of sport management. 2. It is stimulated the knowledge in the perspective of intervention in an organizational context, aiming at the development of the competences of the management of the sport and the respect for the social and ethical values of the sport. 3. Presentation and explanation of the activities are carried out, including weekly reports that compete for the final report. 4. The tutorial orientation meetings are designed to: analyse, support and guide activities in an organizational context; develop the capacity to observe and write experiences; promote critical thinking. 5. Continuous assessment of activities in an organizational context: 25%. 6. Two thematic papers presented in writing and orally: 25% + 25%. 7. Final report descriptive and reflective of activities and learning acquired: 10% + presentation and oral discussion: 15%.