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Intakes: 
2018: February and July
Duration: 
4 years
Location: 
Fees: 
2018: A$11,500 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

This double degree in Sport Science (Human Movement) and Sport Management provides you with the capabilities and understandings of human movement, and the structure, practices and participant needs of the Australian sport, exercise and active recreation sector.

Learn the skills and knowledge for entry into a wide range of professional careers which include:

  • exercise and sport science
  • rehabilitation
  • community fitness and health
  • personal training
  • community sport development
  • planning for sport and active recreation
  • consulting and research in sport participation.

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Careers

Graduates from the double degree in Sport Science (Human Movement) and Sport Management will be prepared to undertake professional responsibilities in a variety of sport, exercise and active recreation settings.

You will find work as managers, administrators and sport scientists in not only professional sport, but also in:

  • recreation clubs
  • state and national sporting bodies
  • community sport clubs and agencies
  • leisure centres
  • privately-run gyms and fitness centres
  • stadiums and facilities
  • community service organisations
  • outdoor recreation facilities
  • adventure therapy providers
  • corporate health programs
  • all levels of government sport and active recreation services
  • commercial sport
  • sports management consultancies.

Additionally, many graduates will undertake further postgraduate study in a number of related fields.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Sport Management, students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points First Year Core units
  • 48 credit points Core units
  • 96 credit points Sport Science (Human Movement) Professional Core units
  • 96 credit points Major studies from the approved list
  • 48 credit points Minor studies from the approved list

Students who commenced in 2014, 2015 and 2016, must successfully complete any combination of 4 units from the following eight Sport Management College Core units:

  • SSM1101 Introduction to Sport and Active Recreation
  • SSM1102 Foundations of Sport and Active Recreation
  • SSM1103 Management Principles for Sport and Active Recreation
  • SSM1104 Community Building for Sport and Active Recreation
  • SSM1201 Marketing for Sport and Active Recreation
  • SSM1202 Financial Management for Sport and Active Recreation
  • SSM1203 Human Resources for Sport and Active Recreation
  • SSM1204 Ethics and Integrity Management in Sport and Active Recreation

First Year Core Units

Core Units

Sport Science (Human Movement) Professional Core Units

Majors

Minors

We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.

From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.

All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.

You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:

  • online
  • educator-led delivery
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • laboratory and practical work (where it applies).

You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.

Find out more about our First Year Model.

* Melbourne-based campuses only

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate conceptual understandings of strategic planning, operational management, fitness assessments, training and conditioning needs, program design, service delivery, performance evaluation, and relevant business and exercise science principles, with advanced specialist knowledge within the discipline of sport, exercise, and active recreation;  
  2. Critically analyse theoretical and technical knowledge in diverse contexts, and adapt and apply related skills to the effective management of sport and active recreation services and the professional delivery of exercise, fitness and conditioning programs;  
  3. Critically review and apply information with initiative and judgement in order to both anticipate and creatively solve problems related to the management and delivery of sport, exercise, and active recreation services in contemporary settings;  
  4. Exhibit professional judgement, ethical standards, and social sensitivity by adapting knowledge and managerial skills to make decisions, either individually or collaboratively, that provide inclusive, sustainable, and culturally relevant sport, exercise, and active recreation experiences;  
  5. Communicate a coherent and independent exposition of industry knowledge and operational skills in both oral and written form to a range of audiences;  
  6. Reflect on personal learning and skills in relation to career goals with a view to implementing creative strategies to promote lifelong learning, and establishing pathways for the attainment of further professional development and educational training;  
  7. Apply personal and interpersonal competencies, work-group skills, and leadership abilities to the effective management of sport and active recreation enterprises, and the professional delivery of exercise, fitness and conditioning programs. This will be done while also accommodating the divergent and complex cultures of Australia and other regions around the world; and  
  8. Contribute to the organisation and delivery of sport, exercise, and active recreation programs with personal accountability, integrity, and social responsibility for outcomes, and do it through dynamic 21st Century work-teams that use resources efficiently, provide high levels of participant satisfaction, and deliver widespread social utility.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • TAFE: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). OR Successful completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis.
  • Year 12: Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4 with a minimum study score of 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
  • International: Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent). OR Successful completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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