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Bachelor of Sport Development

Course summary for local students

Award granted Bachelor of Sport Development
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intakeMarch (Trimester 1)
Indicative annual fee 2015$8,787 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law
Burwood (Melbourne) Tel 03 9244 6555
Email enqblm@deakin.edu.au

Faculty of Health
Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777

CRICOS course code058665B
VTAC Codes1400514421 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code M320

* 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.

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Fees and charges

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.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s 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.

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

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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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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 (ESL) 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.

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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.

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How to apply

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) study in 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.


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