Bachelor of Sport Development
Course summary for local 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)|
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||$8,988 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||Not applicable|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
|Burwood (Melbourne): ||68.35|
|CRICOS course code||058665B|
|VTAC Codes||1400514421 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Deakin course code ||M320|
|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.|
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 will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete 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.
The Bachelor of Sport Development prepares students for careers in coaching, the leisure industry, sports science and in the field of community sports 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. |
| ||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 Faculty of Business and Law core units, 10 credit points of Faculty of Health core units, one zero credit point safety induction unit, 2 credit points of Faculty of Business and Law elective units and 2 credit points of Faculty of Health 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
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.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants are required to have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience, are mature-age or who otherwise fall within the categories specified under the Deakin Access and Equity Program are also welcome to apply.
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 and how to apply for credit.
How to apply
Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016
To see if this course is taking applications, check our Trimester 3 webpage. Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.
Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application
If you are:
- not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
- applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.
a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.