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Bachelor of Sport Development
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

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. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Sport Development at GU.


Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information , visit the Griffith University website.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Health Sciences/B Sport Development.

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Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

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Career opportunities

You’ll be prepared for a career in a wide range of community sport and recreation areas, including health promotion and sport development in amateur and professional sporting organisations, as well as elite athlete development. You’ll also be qualified to work in sport and recreation centres and resorts, national and state sporting organisations, event management and sport marketing media.

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15 Jan 2024

CSP/$14500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

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