Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Management)

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  • 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:
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  • Awarded by:
    Australian College of Physical Education
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Strength and Conditioning Coach | Sports Administrator | Director of Coaching | High Performance Manager | Sports Coaching Development Officer | View All

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Course Rundown

Get a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of coaching and management principles for the sports industry with this Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Management) from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE).

This course equips you with a broad professional skill set, that allows you to pursue a wide range of job opportunities in the sports industry. With a balance between theoretical and practical subjects, you’ll be led by expert instructors that can provide insights based on their years of industry experience.

This course offers a blended learning experience, so you can enjoy their host of awesome facilities on campus in Sydney Olympic Park, as well as study a few modules at your own pace, online. 

If you’re passionate about sports and want to pursue a career in the industry that allows you flexibility, opportunity and variety, this degree can help turn your professional aspirations into an achievable goal. Start studying today to get your career in sports off to a flying start!

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To study this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum HSC average of 60 or equivalent; OR
  • A qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
  • An Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from TAFE or another VET provider; OR
  • 1 year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at an Australian University; OR
  • Satisfy entry requirements specified by ACPE board; OR
  • A recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English; OR
  • Demonstration of good selection prospects for admission if ineligible for admission based on academic achievement.

Alternate entry pathways may be available for applicants who do not meet any of the above criteria. Enquire now to find out more.

In this sports management course, subjects you may study include:

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Coaching Techniques and Pedagogy
  • Officiating
  • Administration for the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Theory and Application of Coaching Sport
  • Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Sports Business
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Marketing for the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Performance Analysis and Research in Coaching
  • Governance and Policy in Sport and Recreation
  • Sport and Human Resource Management
  • Professional Communication
  • Professional Integrity
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport Recreation and the Law
  • Finance for the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Athlete Talent Identification and Development
  • Youth Health and Resilience
  • Event and Project Management

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.

ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.

A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.

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: Sydney Olympic Park

You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Management) from Australian College of Physical Education

As part of this course, you'll also complete the following certifications:

  • AFL Level 1 Youth and Senior Online Coaching Course
  • AFL Introduction to Community Club ELearning
  • AIS Community Coaching General Principles
  • Match Fixing Awareness E-Learning Program, Australian Government
  • ASADA Level 2 Anti-Doping Course
  • ASADA Anti-Doping Level 1 Course
  • ASCA Level 1 Course

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

How Much Will It Cost?

ACPE gives students the option to choose a payment plan in addition to the option of paying upfront.

Eligible domestic students can apply for FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of their fees.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you.

FEE-HELPYou 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, 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 $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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