KIN 6340 Current and Evolving Issues in Sport from a Legal Perspective | UNB

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Current and Evolving Issues in Sport from a Legal Perspective

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Kinesiology KIN 6340 Three (3) credit hours

This course will examine current and evolving issues that challenge fundamental legal norms and laws governing sports.  Some issues include: the legal status of athletes, human rights and discrimination, integrity and corruption, legal protections for athletes, impact of social media, addressing sport disputes and impact on sport with COVID-19.  They will be considered through the lenses of the law, social justice, legal ideologies and dispute resolution. 

Instructor: Michael Mazzuca (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: Graduate Level Students or permission of the Instructor. Undergraduate students are not eligible.

Why take this course?

  • To enhance critical thinking skills by examining and applying various contentious legal issues evolving in sport.   

  • To understand the laws and legal principles surrounding sport contracts and sport regulation and how trending issues challenge these fundamental legal principles.  

  • To enhance knowledge and practical application of dealing with developing issues surrounding sport.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 2 x written papers - 3500 words each (50% each paper)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.