Bachelor of Sport Development

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

EXERCISE YOUR TALENTS.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. Industry and expert connections 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. Graduate outcomes 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. FlexibilityTailor 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.


  • Applied Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Business
  • Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • First Peoples Health and Practice
  • Fitness Practicum I
  • Fitness Practicum II
  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology
  • Foundations of Academic Writing
  • Harnessing your employability skills
  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century
  • Health Practice Management
  • Injury Prevention and Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Sport Development I
  • Sport Development II
  • Sport Development Practicum
  • Sport Digitisation and Communication
  • Sport Management Principles
  • Sports Coaching
  • The Purpose of Business


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Graduates of the Bachelor of Sport Development will be eligible to apply for the new Master of Sports Coaching which will be offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA) from 2015.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $103,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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