Bachelor of Sport Development (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Sport Development or equivalent and 5.0 GPA over second and third year courses


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

Why choose this program?

Students are provided with an opportunity to undertake advanced study and supervised research work in the specialisation defined by their undergraduate degree program. This will be within a multidisciplinary team of other students .

The enhanced research skills developed within this program will provide an attractive credential for students seeking employment in the public or private sectors. Graduates also gain the necessary preparation for entry into a higher degree research program. The multidisciplinary context of the program involves team-teaching of students and the sharing of coursework and seminar experiences across disciplines. This is invaluable to students given the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to researchers and practitioners seeking to understand complex problems in health.

Attendance information

This program is offered on-campus full-time or part-time. Students may commence the program in either February or July. Students entering the program in February will undertake an intensive course in Trimester 1 followed by coursework and the research component in Trimesters 1 and 2. Students entering the program in Trimester 2 will undertake coursework and a research course in their first trimester and complete the research component in their second trimester.

Students who wish to complete the program part-time will be required to consult with the Program Director to determine the appropriate program structure.

This program consists of 30 credit points of coursework and a 50 credit point research component.


The coursework will provide critical evaluation of research and presentation, develop the student's knowledge and understanding of statistical analyses techniques as applied to scientific research and develop an awareness of research proposal design and background. Students are required to attend compulsory coursework sessions as stipulated in the University teaching timetable and in the course timetables provided by Course Convenors.

Research component

Students are required to find a suitable supervisor for their research project prior to submitting their application for admission into the program. Students who are unable to locate a suitable supervisor should discuss their proposed research project with the Program Director.

The research component of the program will involve research on a specific project, a seminar and thesis describing the research in detail.

During enrolment in the research component of the program students will work under supervision and be required to meet regularly with their supervisor. It is recommended that students discuss on-campus attendance requirements of their research project with their supervisor at the start of the research component.

Depending on your project, attendance at off-campus locations may also be required. Where your project requires on-campus laboratory work, students are required to undertake their research at an appropriate laboratory on the Gold Coast campus or according to the directions of the student's supervisor and/or Program Director.

Please contact the Program Director for more information about available projects.

Workplace Health and Safety Training

Students are to discuss required workplace health and safety training with their supervisors prior to the commencement of 6001HLS. Students who fail to undertake the prescribed workplace health and safety training will not gain entry into laboratories.

My career opportunities

A degree in Sport Development provides graduates with a strong foundation in sport science, physical activity, health promotion and psychological science and their application to current and developing models required for careers in the exercise, sport, fitness and health industries. Graduates of this program will be skilled in: health and physical activity promotion; community engagement; athlete development; exercise programing; planning and management of sporting facilities; event management; sports marketing and media relations; project management; and sports policy development.

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 (Honours) (2120)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 32.0 $400.00 $32,000.00
2019 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00

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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