Sport plays an increasingly important part in modern life. This module critically analyses the functions of sport in modern society, through the application of theoretical explanations to current social patterns and issues. It places a particular emphasis on the functions of sport and leisure in social policy on physical activity and health.


You will be encouraged to interpret current developments in sport and physical activity in the wider social environment and to evaluate the effectiveness of the respective sectors to provide innovative solutions to contemporary social issues and problems. You will analyse the application of political, social, cultural theories to current issues which are relevant to the sport development sector