The history of the department dates back to 2008, when there was a change in the structure of the Faculty of Sports Studies of Masaryk University. The former dean of the faculty, prof. PhDr. Michal Charvát, CSc., established the new Department of Social Sciences and Sport. In 2013 the name of the department was extended to the Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management (DSSM). The Department provides training for all study programmes of the Faculty of Sports Studies at Masaryk University. Subjects are based on Kinanthropology, a social science, with an emphasis on the areas in which a graduate will work. At DSSM, the interfaculty field of study Sports Management is accredited in a Bachelor's and Master's degree study programme. Study is ensured in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Administration of Masaryk University. Graduates of the Sports study programme are focused on the economics of sport and acquire an education in management, economics, public administration, public finance, accounting, financial management, law and marketing in sports. Practical knowledge acquired during compulsory practical training accomplishes the profile of a graduate of Bachelor’s and follow-up study. The department currently has 10 internal teaching staff members. These are supplemented with qualified teachers from the Faculty of Economics and Administration and teachers from other departments of the Faculty of Sports Studies. External lecturers and leading experts from the field also participate in teaching. The Department collaborates in teaching and research work with similar centres in the Czech Republic and abroad. They participate in national and international conferences and collaborate with numerous scientific bodies. The Department contributes to the professional preparedness of students through seminars, training courses and workshops (Teambuilding, Personal coaching and Mental training, Psychomotorics and its role in the teaching process, etc.).