Courses & Units

Sociology, Sport & Physical Activity ESP208

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit explores sport and physical activity from a sociological perspective. It will encourage students to critically examine issues related to participation in sport and physical activity, with an emphasis on enhancing participation opportunities and experiences for all members of society. Students will be introduced to key sociological concepts relevant to sport and physical activity participation and explore these through case studies. The unit is designed to provide prospective teachers, allied health professions and coaches with knowledge and understandings that will enable them to develop more inclusive professional practices.


Unit name Sociology, Sport & Physical Activity
Unit code ESP208
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Teaching staff

Dr Dean Cooley

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 069903

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hr lecture (13 weeks), 1 x 1 hr tutorial (13 weeks)


Task 1: Readiness Assessment Process – Engagement quizzes (10%). Task 2: Inquiry process – Discussion boards (30%). Task 3: Case study (60%). 

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