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Bachelor of Sport Development

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Sport Development
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,200 AUD
CRICOS course code058665B
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M320
VTAC Codes1400514423 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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* For a  helpful guide to courses and careers in business and law please refer to our Your Decision undergraduate careers guide [1.8MB] 

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.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been 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 a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, 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 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Sport Development prepares students for careers in coaching, the leisure industry, sports science and in the field of community sports development.

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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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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.

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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

IELTS / English language requirements


Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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