Bachelor of Sport Development

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Sport Development
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
CRICOS course code058665B
LevelUndergraduate
Clearly-in ATAR
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 Codes1400514423 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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

 

Course rules

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 academic induction unit, 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.

Course structure

Core Units

Faculty of Business and Law units:

MLC310Sport and the Law

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals

MMK393Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age

MMM240Organisational Behaviour

MMS100Sport Organisation

MMS201Sport in Society

MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

MMS308Sport Marketing

MMS314Planning for Sport Policy and Development

MWL101Personal Insight


Faculty of Health units:

HBS107Understanding Health

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit point unit)

HSE105Principles of Sport Coaching

HBS109Human Structure and Function

HSE201Exercise Physiology

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE205Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

HSE302Exercise Programming

HSE305Issues in Sport Coaching

HSE321Sport Coaching and Development Practicum

Elective units

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

HBS108Health Information and Data

HBS110Health Behaviour

HPS121Psychology B: Individual and Social Development

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HSE106Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice

HSE202Biomechanics

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

Other general elective units

SHD201Creating Sustainable Futures

SHD301Creating 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 (194kb).
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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au