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Bachelor of Sport Development (Honours)
Bachelor of Sport Development (Honours)

Bachelor of Sport Development (Honours)

  • ID:GU610143
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

The University's Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy will apply.

To be eligible for admission to this Honours program, consideration will be given to the following criteria:

  • successful completion of the Bachelor of Sport Development or an equivalent qualification
  • GPA of at least 5.0 over the second and third year of the Bachelor degree
  • the preparedness of the applicant to undertake the degree in terms of the elapsed time since the prospective candidate qualified for the award of a bachelor degree and the academic preparation provided by the bachelor degree for the candidate's proposed dissertation topic.

The Program Director will take the following into consideration when assessing applications for admission:

  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic; and
  • the resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information


Following on from the Bachelor of Sport Development, this Honours degree allows you to undertake advanced study and supervised research work. You'll delve deeper into the specialisation you've chosen and work within a team of other like-minded students and academics to further your research.

Industry and expert connections

We've designed this Honours degree to give you the teamwork skills required for further research. You'll share lessons and seminar experiences across multiple disciplines, equipping you with the knowledge you need to understand complex problems in public health, sports, recreation and many other areas.

Graduate outcomes

The enhanced research skills developed within this program are of particular interest to future employers in the public or private sector. You'll also have the right background for entry into a higher degree research program as this Honours degree is the perfect platform for a PhD.


Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.


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Students must complete the following courses:

  • Dissertation Preparation - 6001HLS (see Note 1)
  • Qualitative Research - 7018NRS (see Note 2)


  • Quantitative Research - 6002HLS (see Note 2)


  • Applied Research Statistics and Meta-Analysis - 6005MED (see Note 2)
  • Listed elective (see Note 3)
  • Research Thesis - 6091AHS_P1
  • Research Thesis - 6091AHS_P2
  • Research Thesis - 6091AHS_P3
  • Research Thesis - 6091AHS_P4
  • Research Thesis - 6091AHS_P5

Note 1: 6001HLS must be completed in your first trimester of study.

Note 2: As approved by the Program Director.

Note 3: An alternative elective course may be substituted with approval from the Program Director in consultation with the student and the students' supervisor.

Listed electives

Students must complete 10 credit points from the following courses:

  • Advanced Studies in Health Sciences - 6001MSC
  • Advanced Studies in Exercise Science - 6002AHS
  • Applied Research Statistics and Meta-Analysis - 6005MED
  • Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Research - 7709AHS
  • Epidemiology: Principles and Practices - 7312MED
  • Independent Practice Project - 7103NRS
  • Qualitative Research - 7018NRS
  • Quantitative Research - 6002HLS
  • Clinical Trials - Principles and Practice - 6005PHM
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Key employment sectors* 

  • Arts and Recreation Services 

    • Community sport and recreation 

    • Amateur and professional sporting organisations 

    • Sport and recreation centres

    • State sporting organisations 

  • Education and Training 

    • Elite athlete development 

  • Public Administration and Safety 

  • Administrative and Support Services 

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 

    • Research organisations

Potential job outcomes 

  • High-end researcher 

  • Health promotion officer 

  • Development officer 

  • Sport marketing manager 

  • Sport media officer 

  • Sport program manager

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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