Bachelor of Sport Development

Program code

1493

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2019

68

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths A or Maths B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

The Bachelor of Sports Development is a multidisciplinary three year program intended to provide entry-level graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of the academic and applied aspects of community sport, health and fitness. The program includes studies in human anatomy and physiology; health, physical activity, exercise and health promotion; performance analysis, fitness training and coaching; psychology, communication and management. The program will build upon Griffith's strong reputation in sports science, sports management and education and will be delivered using existing, highly-qualified staff and will be taught in world-class facilities.

Graduates will seek employment in community sport and recreation, including health promotion officers, development officers within amateur and professional sporting organisations, program staff and managers at sport and recreation centres and resorts, executive officers with national and state sporting organisations, event managers/ coordinators, and sport marketing and media officers.

Attendance information

This program is offered in full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast.

The program incorporates 80 hours of compulsory work-integrated learning (WIL) in community sport and recreation facilities within the course 3434AHS Sport Development Practicum.

The courses 3011AHS Fitness Practicum I and 3012AHS Fitness Practicum II are offered off-campus, and students are required to attend on-campus at the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in this degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

Work integrated learning in this program is undertaken in the 10 credit point core course 3434AHS Sport Development Practicum which is completed in Year 3 of the program and will be managed within School and Health Group policies and processes. Students will complete 80 hours of compulsory fieldwork (WIL).

My career opportunities

The intention of this program is to prepare graduates for employment in community sport and recreation, including health promotion officers, development officers within amateur and professional sporting organisations, program staff and managers at sport and recreation centres and resorts, executive officers with national and state porting organisations, event managers/ coordinators, and sport marketing and media officers.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • New South Wales Health placement requirements (including mandatory training)
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of the Bachelor of Sport Development will be eligible to apply for the new Master of Sports Coaching which will be offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA) from 2015.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Sport Development (1493)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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