Bachelor of Sport Development/Bachelor of Business

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

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Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

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

VET Guarantee

If you receive a VET and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

This program is scheduled to commence in 2020.

You'll learn about sport development, business management and delivering recreation activities in the community. This degree explores four main streams of study: sport and exercise science; business, sport management and marketing; health promotion; and sports coaching.

You'll also study the specialist field of community development through sport which is concerned with increasing participation in sport through the design of sport systems and pathways to attract, retain and nurture participants. You'll gain comprehensive knowledge of the academic and applied aspects of sport, health and fitness while developing business management skills to prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. You'll also undertake studies in physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, sociology, sports management, event management, fitness and sports coaching.

Attendance information

This program will be offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus.

Students commencing in this program from Trimester 2 and progressing at a full-time rate are required to complete core courses in Trimester 3.

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. By successfully completing these two courses, students obtain a Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate IV in Fitness.

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 program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

Work integrated learning in this program is undertaken at two stages during the program in the 10 credit point core courses 1313AHS Sport Development I and 3434AHS Sport Development Practicum. 3434AHS is completed in Year 4 of the program as the capstone course and will be managed within School and Health Group policies and processes. Students will complete an 80 hour internship (WIL).

My career opportunities

This program will 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 sporting 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 Undertaking
  • 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.

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/Bachelor of Business (1615)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 30.5 $381.25 $30,500.00

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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