3 years full-time
6 years part-time
$14,500.00* per year (more)
* 2024 indicative annual CSP fee
This is your opportunity to turn your passion for sport into your profession - one with strong employment prospects. Taught on the Gold Coast in world-class facilities, this degree lets you learn the ins and outs of sport development and how to design, deliver and manage recreation activities for the broader community.
Four main areas of study make up this degree: sport science, sport management and marketing, health promotion and sports coaching. You'll also study the specialist field of community development through sport which is all about increasing participation in sport through the design of sport systems and pathways to attract, retain and nurture participants.
You'll gain intensive knowledge of both the academic and applied aspects of sport, health and fitness. You'll also complete the kind of studies industry have told us are key - physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, sociology, sports management, sport policy, fitness and sports coaching. You'll also complete an 80-hour internship with an industry expert, letting you put your skills and knowledge into practice in an authentic environment.
As part of your degree, you can experience several industry placements with experts in the field, letting you put your skills and knowledge into practice in an authentic environment.
This degree builds upon Griffith's strong reputation in sport science with sport development delivered by award-winning and highly qualified staff in world-class facilities. Graduates will be prepared for a range of careers in community sport and recreation along with roles in professional sporting organisations.
Honours is available for this degree with an extra year of study.
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.
|Bachelor of Sport Development (this program)
|Trimester 1 only
|Bachelor of Sport Development/Bachelor of Business
|Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
|Bachelor of Sport Development (Honours)
|Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.
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.
3011AHS Fitness Practicum I and 3012AHS Fitness Practicum II are delivered with TAFE Queensland. All studies are conducted off campus at TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast and at external workplaces. Note, there are limited places available for enrolment in these courses.
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 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).
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.
There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:
Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Health Placement Support Hub for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
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.
Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:
first aid certificate; immunisations; uniforms; expenses associated with placements such as travel and accommodation, Fit for Professional Practice Placement costs such as Blue Card, Police Check. See Health Placement Support Hub website for more details.