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Bachelor of Sport Development

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Sport Development
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code058665B
Deakin course codeM320

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Course overview

The Bachelor of Sport Development focuses on the development of sport (i.e. sports systems and planning for participation), and development through sport (building social capital and cohesion in communities through sport). The course draws on three streams of study: sport management and marketing; coaching; and exercise and sport science.

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  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Bachelor of Sport Development requires the completion of 24 credit points comprising 10 credit points of Business and Law units, 10 credit points of Faculty of Health units and 4 credit points of elective units.


Students must also complete the 0 credit core point unit MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies.

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Course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies  *

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching  

MMM240 Organisational Behaviour  

MMS100 Sport Organisation  

HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety  


*MCA010 Communication for Academic Skills is a 0 credit point stand alone unit to be completed by all students


Trimester 2

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

MMK277 Marketing Management  

MMS101 Sport in Society  

Plus one HBS/HSE elective


Year 2

Trimester 1

HSE201 Exercise Physiology  

HSE205 Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice  

MLC310 Sport and the Law  

MMK393 Integrated Marketing Communications  


Trimester 2

HSE204 Motor Learning and Development  

MMH299 Business Communication  

MMS308 Sport Marketing  

Plus one Business and Law elective


Year 3

Trimester 1

HSE301 Principles of Exercise Prescription  

HSE305 Issues in Sport Coaching  

MMS307 Sport Facility and Event Management  

Plus one HBS/HSE elective


Trimester 2

HSE302 Exercise Programming  

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  

HBS110 Health Behaviour  

HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development  

HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

HSE106 Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

HSE203 Exercise Behaviour  

HSE309 Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise  


Other general elective units

SHD201 Creating Sustainable Futures  

SHD301 Creating Sustainable Futures  


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