SPCO207-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)

Ethics in Sport

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


In achieving a dominant position, sport has become institutionalised and its meaning, significance and moral and ethical influence has a profound and powerful affect on society. This course introduces students to philosophical, moral and ethical foundations of sport. It examines a range of philosophical views of sport and considers its powerful influence on the attitudes and values of the individual and contemporary society. Sporting scenarios are examined and ethical decision making applied to critique the role, functions, meaning, and moral bases of sport.

Learning Outcomes

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical nature of sport;
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of institutional and practice views of sport;
3.  Explain and critique the educative value of sport;
4.  Examine moral significance in sport;
5.  Demonstrate an understanding of ethical decision making and moral reasoning;
6.  Examine values and how they influence participant attitudes in sport;
7.  Critique character building and its meaning in sport;
8.  Demonstrate an understanding of the Olympic Movement and other sporting movements;
9.  Examine and critique the notion of fair play and the use of technological aids in sport;
10.Apply ethical decision making processes in sporting scenarios.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject.

Course Coordinator

Brad Miles


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Concepts Test 04 Aug 2023 20% A take-home test focusing on core concepts in sport ethics. Learning Outcomes 1, 4, 5, 6, 10.
Poster assignment 15 Sep 2023 35% Poster presentation critiquing an ethical issue in sport. Learning outcomes 1, 4, 5, 6, 10.
Reflective Journal 23 Oct 2023 45% A series of critical evaluations of selected topics from across the course. Learning Outcomes 1-10.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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All SPCO207 Occurrences

  • SPCO207-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • SPCO207-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)