Sport Development is distinctive due to its unique focus on three main streams of study: sport management and marketing; sport coaching; and sport and exercise science. It also focuses on the development of sport, and community development through sport.

Dylan Taylor graduate

Dylan Taylor
Bachelor of Sport Development, 2011 Melbourne Burwood Campus
 Read Dylan's story.

Undergraduate study

The Bachelor of Sport Development focuses on the development of sport (sports systems and planning for participation) and development through sport (building social capital and cohesion in communities through sport).

This specialist field is concerned with increasing participation in sport through the design of sport systems and pathways in order to attract, retain and nurture participants.
You will receive instruction in three areas of specialisation: sport management and marketing, coaching, and exercise and sport science.

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.  Roles include -

  • sports administrator
  • sponsorship
  • professional association official
  • facilities manager
  • community development roles

Gain experience while you study

Work experience can make all the difference when you graduate and are applying for jobs. You can gain work experience and credit towards your degree with Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The Faculty of Business and Law offers several flexible WIL programs suitable for most students in all disciplines and levels including those from other faculties and universities. These include business internships, community-based volunteering, work-based learning, team-based learning and industry-based learning. Read more.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Sport Development Course information for: Local Students International Students

Why study at Deakin?

Study abroad

Gain a competitive edge with an international study experience, and earn credit towards your degree.

The Faculty of Business and Law offers a number of unique study tours throughout the year to destinations such as India, Chile, USA, China and Europe. Or consider one of the many study abroad opportunities offered by Deakin. Find out more.

An Elite Athlete Friendly University

As one of Australia's foremost universities in the delivery of sport courses, Deakin is also dedicated to supporting elite athletes in their quest to achieve academic success alongside the demands of training
and competition. That's why Deakin is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network.

Our courses are flexible

You can study when, where and how you like, and tailor your study around your work and lifestyle commitments. Deakin's trimester system offers three study periods each year, enabling you to commence your course at different times of the year. It also enables you to speed up or slow down your study while still completing your course within the normal time frames.