Bachelor of Sport Development
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Sport Development|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$26,000 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|CRICOS course code||058665B|
|Burwood (Melbourne): ||68.35|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code ||M320|
|VTAC Codes||1400514423 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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 Development 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.
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
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. |
| ||Approved by Faculty Board October 2014 |
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.
The 24 credit points include 10 credit points of Business and Law core units, 10 credit points of Faculty of Health core units, one zero credit point safety induction unit and 4 credit points of elective units. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
Faculty of Business and Law units:
|MMK393||Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age |
|MMM240||Organisational Behaviour |
|MMS307||Sport Facility and Event Management |
|MMS314||Planning for Sport Policy and Development |
Faculty of Health units:
|HSE010||Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit point unit)|
|HSE105||Principles of Sport Coaching |
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function |
|HSE204||Motor Learning and Development |
|HSE205||Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice |
|HSE301||Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health |
|HSE305||Issues in Sport Coaching |
|HSE321||Sport Coaching and Development Practicum |
The remaining 4 credit points are to include:
- 2 credit points of Business and Law elective units and
- 2 credit points of Health elective units
Some 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 |
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org