In addition to this Course Guide, you will receive or be granted access to the following important course components from HKMU:
- six study units;
- supplementary readings related to each unit;
- multimedia learning materials related to each unit; and
- the Assignment File.
There are six units in SPM B213 Working and Learning in Sport and Fitness. Each unit consists of three to six weeks' worth of part-time work. It is essential for you to complete your assignments on time.
The study units outline the key concepts of each section, summarize key issues, explain the relevant theories and practices, and comment on related readings and multi-media learning materials. Each unit contains activities to reinforce your assimilation of the issues under discussion. In addition, the tutor-marked assignments will provide you with feedback.
The units are as follows.
Unit 1: Learning in sport and fitness environments
Unit 2: Developing and maintaining motivation
Unit 3: Communicating effectively
Unit 4: Leading people and teams
Unit 5: Understanding and enhancing learning and instruction
Unit 6: Sport and fitness customers
Please note that you might not receive all of the study units at once.
You will be instructed in the study units to read chapters in the Course Reader or articles and other supplementary materials. These will be made available via the course OLE, the HKMU iBookcase app and the HKMU E-Library.
The Course Reader contains a range of chapters from different authors. These chapters have been chosen to address in greater depth topics introduced in the study units. These readings will help you to develop your skills and knowledge.
You may be instructed to read articles or watch videos in the E-Library E-Reserve. To access these items, go to the University's E-Library and click on 'E-Reserve'. Log in, click 'Accept/Agree' on the Copyright Restrictions page, fill in the 'Course Code' box, and click 'Search'.
The multimedia materials including video and audio provide illustrations of practice in a variety of different settings. These materials are explored as part of the activities within the study units. They will help you explore issues from a wide range of perspectives and will bring to life some of the material from the units and the Course Reader in interesting real-life scenarios. They will be made available via the course OLE.
Online Learning Environment
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find course materials such as the video and audio clips, the Fitville Sports Centre, the course online discussion forum and the latest course information from the OLE.
To help with teaching the course a fictional sports centre called 'Fitville Sports Centre' has been developed. You will find this resource on the course website, along with its layout and details of the staff who work there. It will be used throughout the course to illustrate points, develop case studies and scenarios and address current issues, all of which have been carefully researched and checked to be as authentic as possible. As you move through the course, you will be introduced to the cast of staff (such as coaches, trainers and managers) and customers, as well as finding out about the facilities available and how the centre operates.
The course's online discussion forum and the forum activities in the study units are designed for you to to discuss ideas with others or share your opinions on a topic. As such, it is vital that you engage with the forum and contribute.
Through the OLE, you can also communicate with your tutors, the Course Coordinator and other students. For details about the OLE and how to access it, please refer to the Online Learning Environment User Guide.
Assignment details for this course are contained in your Assignment File. The nature of these assignments is described in the 'Tutor-marked assignments' section below. You are required to complete your assignments and submit them through the Online Learning Environment (OLE) to your tutor in accordance with the course schedule.
A course schedule is available on the OLE. In it, you will see the times by which your tutor should receive your assignments. Please note that you must submit all your assignments by the dates shown.
You will be supported throughout the course by regular learning sessions in the form of tutorials, supplementary lectures (pre-recorded videos) and workshops. Details of the dates and times of these sessions can be found in the schedules provided on the OLE.
|Unit||No. of weeks||Learning support||No. of hours|
|1||3||Live online tutorial 1 (2 hrs)|
Workshop 1 (3 hrs)
|2||6||Live online tutorial 2 and 3 (2 × 2 hrs)|
Workshops 2 and 3 (2 × 3 hrs)
|3||6||Live online tutorial 4 (2 hrs)|
Workshop 4 (3 hrs)
|4||6||Live online tutorial 5 and 6 (2 × 2 hrs)|
Workshops 5 and 6 (2 × 3 hrs)
|5||4||Live online tutorial 7 (2 hrs)|
Workshop 7 (3 hrs)
|6||6||Live online tutorial 8 (2 hrs)|
Workshop 8 (3 hrs)