Bachelor of Sport Development

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Health Promotion Officer | Recreation Officer | Fitness and sports manager | Community Engagement Coordinator |

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Course Rundown

Want to champion sport and movement in the community, help elite athletes achieve their biggest goals or manage sporting events?

Answer yes to any of those questions and the Bachelor Of Sport Development from Western Sydney University could be the perfect degree for you!

The program includes studies in physical activity, exercise and health promotion, sports coaching, psychology, sport management, and capacity building through community projects. With the chance to complete up to 200 hours of hands-on learning in professional, local government, or community sporting organisations settings, graduates will leave the course career-ready.

This unique degree is the only one of its kind in Australia and will open up a range of career possibilities from community sports and recreation, professional sport through to state and national sporting organisations and the not-for-profit sports sector.


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In this sports development, the subjects you may study include:

Year 1

  • Population Health and Society
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Science
  • The World of Sport Business
  • Sport for Social Development
  • Working with Communities
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Sport Entertainment

Year 2

  • Culture, Diversity and Health
  • Special Event Management
  • Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
  • Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health
  • Community Sport Development
  • Games for Diverse Groups

Year 3

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport Development Internship
  • Strategic Sport Leadership
  • Contemporary Youth Health Issues
  • Our Sporting Future
  • Sport Development Applied Project

Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. 

Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Parramatta South

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor of Sport Development from Western Sydney University. 

Your new qualification will open up a range of possibilities for your career in the exciting world of sports. 


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

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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