Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2) - international applicants only at Burwood (Melbourne)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016$8,707 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016Not applicable
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Health
Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Faculty of Business and Law
Melbourne Tel 03 9244 6555

Email enqblm@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
VTAC Codes1400314681 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514681 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D394

Course is under review in 2015 and may be subject to change.
Course structure applies from 2013 onwards. Continuing students may need to consult their course enrolment officer to ensure correct enrolment.

^Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) from 2016 - check 2016 handbook when released in August 2015. Mxx coded units are only available in Cloud (online) or Waterfront (Geelong), not at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) is designed for students who wish to gain expertise in both exercise and sport science and business (sport management). Graduates of this combined course will be equipped to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and make a marked impact on the continued development of the Australian sporting industry.

The exercise and sport science aspect of the course will equip you with the necessary skills, understanding and attitudes to pursue a professional career in the exercise and sport fields. The core units provide an understanding of the sciences underpinning both competitive sport and recreational physical activity, and the relationship between physical activity and health. You can further your knowledge and explore other study areas of interest by choosing elective units in physiology, metabolism, behaviour, movement and physical activity. The business (sport management) component provides you with a solid foundation in business studies, and the unique knowledge and specialist skills required by sport managers in Australian organisations, as identified within the industry.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

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 (FFP)
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 current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.

* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown 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 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.

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 fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this combined course will be equipped to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and make a marked impact on the continued development of the Australian sporting industry.

Possible career areas vary from traditional sport, exercise and coaching occupations to well-established sports administration, management, governance and development roles. Growth areas in this sector include sports media, IT, event management, marketing, and international business. Other opportunities include sport science, sport equipment design, and marketing health and physical activity.
 
For further information about career outcomes for this combined course, please view the entries for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).

Course rules

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) comprises 32 credit points. 16 credit points are from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science comprising 14 core units and two HSE electives at year 2 or 3. HSE312 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum is a core unit and can be completed in either Trimester 1 or 2. The Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) requires completion of 16 credit points (all of which are core units).

Students are required to complete HSE010 Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory Safety prior to their first laboratory based unit in this course.

Students must also complete MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies. This is a compulsory unit for all students commencing studies with the Faculty of Business and Law and will help students to get off to the best possible start in developing academic communication skills at Deakin.

Note: All students completing HSE101 are required to complete a Level 2 First Aid at their own expense. Current Level 2 First Aid certificates will be accepted.

Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HSE103Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice

HBS109Human Structure and Function

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit points)

MMS100Sport Organisation

Trimester 2

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HBS110Health Behaviour

MMS101Sport in Society

MIS171Business Analytics

Level 2
Trimester 1

HSE101Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

HSE201Exercise Physiology

MAE101Economic Principles

MLC101Business Law

Trimester 2

HBS108Health Information and Data

HSE202Biomechanics

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MMM132Management


Level 3
Trimester 1
HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

MIS101Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK277Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE302Exercise Programming

MMH299Unit description is currently unavailable

MMS313Sport Leadership and Governance


Level 4

Trimester 1
HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

Or

HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MLC310Sport and the Law

MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

Trimester 2

HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum (if not completed in Trimester 1)

Or
HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MMS306Sport Management Practicum

MMS308Sport Marketing


HSE Level 2 and 3 elective units:

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE313Understanding Children's Physical Activity

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE316Physical Activity and Population Health

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics


Work-Integrated Learning

This combined course features extensive practical experience in exercise and sport science so you can start your career before you graduate with hands-on work placement experience.

You have the opportunity to undertake hands-on experience in a variety of sporting, exercise or health environments. These may vary from local, state or national sporting organisations and professional sporting clubs; state and national institutes of sport; as well as health, fitness and rehabilitation providers. The roles can involve coaching, sport science, sports administration, sport management, rehabilitation and fitness. Many graduates have been offered work based on their excellent fieldwork performance.

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.

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

Applications for campus and Cloud (online) study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

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.