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Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

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What you'll learn

About this course

This online Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration course offered by ACPE is a specialised degree that prepares individuals for employment in the professional sports sector.

The course covers a range of skills and areas that are becoming increasingly important to the industry, and includes modern coaching and conditioning techniques, as well as how to manage and navigate the administrative and legislative aspects of the sports industry. The result is a highly practical and industry-focused degree that produces skilled and well equipped sports coaches and administrators.

Campus location

This course is offered for study at the following location:

  • Sydney - 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127


To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have completed the NSW HSC with minimum average of 65 (calculated from the highest 10 units completed) or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
  • Hold an associate diploma or higher from a recognised VET provider; OR
  • Have completed at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree from an Australian university; OR
  • Satisfy entry requirements specified under formal articulation agreements as determined by the ACPE academic board

Areas of study

In this sports coaching and administration course, the subjects you will study include:

Coaching and coaching pedagogy:

  • Coaching techniques and pedagogy
  • Psychology of performance and participation
  • Athletic development through the lifespan
  • Officiating
  • Theory and application of coaching games
  • Performance analysis and research in coaching
  • Inclusive coaching

Dynamics of human movement:

  • Foundations of performance for human movement
  • Strength and conditioning for human movement
  • Understanding motion and human movement
  • Advanced training principles and exercise prescription

Sports administration:

  • Governance in sport
  • Sport administration
  • Human resource management
  • Legal issues in sport
  • Project management in sports administration
  • Marketing and public relations in sport
  • Financial administration management

Professional skill development:

  • IT in sport administration
  • Problem-based learning 1: Theme - performance management
  • Effective professional communication
  • Problem-based learning 2: Theme - law and officiating
  • Professional ethics
  • Problem-based learning 3: Theme - performance analysis and evaluation
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s premier educational facilities for accredited courses in sport and fitness, sports education and dance. With its practical, hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ACPE provides students with a world-class education and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly Institution. It also offers extensive student support through FEE-HELP, academic assistance and a Career Development Program. ACPE is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The staff at ACPE comprises both academics and industry professionals, each dedicated to ensuring you receive useful feedback and continual guidance. As a student of ACPE, you will receive ongoing support via the Academic Development Office (ADO), which offers a variety of education and career-related resources targeting professional development. The college’s unique location also provides students with unrivalled access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sydney Olympic Park.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration from the Australian College of Physical Education.

This degree is a highly respected qualification in the sports industry, with past graduates going on to work with some of the most elite squads and sporting organisations in Australia. Former students have been employed by the likes of Baseball NSW, the Cronulla Sharks and Newington College.

Curious about where a career in sports management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Coach
  • Director of Coaching
  • Sports Development Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.

Affordable payment plans are also available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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