Bachelor of Sport Development
Course summary for local students
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|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Sport Development|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||$8,829 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
|Burwood (Melbourne): ||68.35|
|CRICOS course code||058665B|
|VTAC Codes||1400514421 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Deakin course code ||M320|
Learn about sports coaching, marketing, and management, and turn your passion for sport into a rewarding career with Deakin’s Bachelor of Sport Development.
Deakin is one of Australia's foremost universities in the delivery of sports courses. The Bachelor of Sport Development draws on three streams of study: sport management and marketing, coaching, and exercise and sport science. You will gain a solid understanding of sport systems, sports business management, contemporary health approaches, and the organisation and governance of sport organisations.
You’ll learn how to develop coaching and sport development philosophies, and examine the theoretical aspects of the science of coaching. The communication skills you learn will add to the repertoire of behaviours you need for effective professional coaching. You’ll undertake analyses on a variety of agencies and organisations with specific reference to the sports industry; at the same time examining and developing skills utilised by professional sport managers.
This course will prepare you for roles in sports coaching, sports science, the leisure industry, and community sports development. Career opportunities also exist in sports administration, facility management, and sports policy development.
Fees and charges
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
Fee information for all domestic students
The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or the full fee paying annual indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about 2016 fees.
Study Load and unit fee
Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. You can find the unit fee, credit point and EFTSL value for each unit by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
The Bachelor of Sport Development prepares students for careers in coaching, the leisure industry, sports science and in the field of community sports development.
To complete the Bachelor of Sport Development, students must attain a total of 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
The 24 credit points include 10 credit points of Business and Law core units, 10 credit points of Faculty of Health core units, one zero credit point academic induction unit, one zero credit point safety induction unit and 4 credit points of elective units. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
Year 1 - Trimester 1
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)|
|HSE105||Principles of Sport Coaching |
|MMM240||Organisational Behaviour |
|HSE010||Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit point unit)|
Year 1 - Trimester 2
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function |
Plus one HBS/HSE elective
Year 2 -Trimester 1
|HSE205||Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice |
|MMK393||Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age |
Year 2 -Trimester 2
|HSE204||Motor Learning and Development |
Plus one Business and Law elective
Year 3 - Trimester 1
|HSE301||Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health |
|HSE305||Issues in Sport Coaching |
|MMS307||Sport Facility and Event Management |
Plus one HBS/HSE elective
Year 3 - Trimester 2
|HSE321||Sport Coaching and Development Practicum |
|MMS314||Planning for Sport Policy and Development |
Plus one Business and Law elective
Recommended HBS/HPS and HSE electives
|HBS108||Health Information and Data |
|HPS121||Psychology B: Individual and Social Development |
|HSE102||Functional Human Anatomy |
|HSE106||Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice |
|HSE309||Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise |
Other general elective units
|SHD201||Creating Sustainable Futures |
|SHD301||Creating Sustainable Futures |
The Business Scholars Program (BSP) is open to students of Commerce, Information Systems, Management, Property and Real Estate, Sport Management and Sport Development to recognise, reward and nurture high achieving students admitted to a business degree in the Faculty of Business and Law.
Please refer to the following link for further information: http://deakin.edu.au/buslaw/students/fin-support/business-scholars.php.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Learning Outcome ||Course Learning Outcome |
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities ||Demonstrate core knowledge of the distinction between the development of and through sport by analysis and application of theory in sport development, coaching, and allied disciplines in order to provide effective management in the development and delivery of sport. |
|Communication ||Develop written, oral and visual communication skills around complex concepts for diverse stakeholders with interests in sport development and coaching including organisations in government and corporate sectors, and those involved in delivery of sport at community through to elite settings. |
|Digital literacy ||Select and use a range of digital technologies in appropriate ways to manage and disseminate relevant information to stakeholders engaged in sport development and coaching. |
|Critical thinking ||Demonstrate the ability to exercise reasoned judgement and reflection in relation to managing sport development and coaching. |
|Problem solving ||Identify and address issues, formulate solutions related to the development and design of sport policy, systems, pathways and practices to implement efficient strategic and operational outcomes for enhancing the development of and through sport. |
|Self-management ||Demonstrate skills to work independently and take responsibility for continuing professional development. |
|Teamwork ||Constructively engage in teams to contribute to collaborative outcomes and be able to take on roles towards demonstration of sound management of sport development and coaching. |
|Global citizenship ||Engage as a professional in the sport industry with the skills that are applicable to a variety of contexts (sport science, coaching, sport management) and issues (global, social, ethical, cultural) in the development of and through sport. |
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants are required to have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience, are mature-age or who otherwise fall within the categories specified under the Deakin Access and Equity Program are also welcome to apply.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.