Bachelor of Sport Development
Course summary for current students
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 Management 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.
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 Paying||International Fee Paying|
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.
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. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
To complete the course you must include:-
- 10 credit points of Business and Law core units
- 10 credit points of Faculty of Health core units
- a zero credit point academic induction unit
- a zero credit point safety induction unit
- 4 credit points of elective units
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 |