Bachelor of Sport Development

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
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

Course sub-headings

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.

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.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$8,829Not applicable$25,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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 units MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies and HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety.

Course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies *

HBS107Understanding Health

HSE105Principles of Sport Coaching

MMM240Organisational Behaviour

MMS100Sport Organisation

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety *

*MCA010 Communication for Academic Skills and HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety are 0 credit point stand alone units to be completed by all students.

Trimester 2

HBS109Human Structure and Function

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals

MMS201Sport in Society

Plus one HBS/HSE elective

Year 2

Trimester 1

HSE201Exercise Physiology

HSE205Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice

MLC310Sport and the Law

MMK393Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age

Trimester 2

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

MWL101Personal Insight

MMS308Sport Marketing

Plus one Business and Law elective

Year 3

Trimester 1

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

HSE305Issues in Sport Coaching

MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

Plus one HBS/HSE elective

Trimester 2

HSE302Exercise Programming

HSE321Sport Coaching and Development Practicum

MMS314Planning for Sport Policy and Development

Plus one Business and Law elective

Recommended HBS/HPS and HSE electives -

HBS108Health Information and Data

HBS110Health Behaviour

HPS121Psychology B: Individual and Social Development

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HSE106Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice


HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

Other general elective units

SHD201Creating Sustainable Futures

SHD301Creating Sustainable Futures