Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity

Flinders University

This degree aims to provide students with an understanding of the significance of sport and physical activity within the context of a healthy lifestyle, and to establish the foundations for students to become effective professionals in, and advocates for, sport and physical activity. It also aims to equip students with a wider knowledge base by combining the study of sport and physical activity with other areas including health and nutrition, tourism, business and disability. The degree will prepare graduates for a career in the sport development, sport coaching, leisure, health, sport and event management industries.

Course Fee:


International: $81,300

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program

Structure:

Students will engage with all aspects of sport from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints, including sociological and biophysical perspectives. Students will undertake core sports and health based topics in combination with topics in business, tourism, nutrition and health sciences. The course structure offers students the ability to develop skills and knowledge in areas such as: physical activity; sport coaching; leisure activities; sport for community development and social inclusion purposes; and event management. In the final year of the course, students will be required to complete an industry placement/project. This course will provide graduates with the theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and industry contacts required to enter a sports related field of employment.

Subjects you can Study:

Sport in Society; Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health; Introduction to Tourism Studies; Sport and Physical Education; Marketing Principles; Management and Administration; Exercise Physiology for Physical Educators; and Nutrition for Sports Performance

Further information:

Students also have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, proving they meet the entry requirements for both: Business (Marketing), Business (Management), Communication and Professional Writing and Psychological Science.

Recognition:

Students successfully completing five option topics in the strength and conditioning stream are eligible for Australian Strength and Conditioning Association level one accreditation.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Sports Administrator, Sports Coach,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Part time
Bedford Park No info No Full time 3 years

Introduction

Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University is making a difference through innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Why study with us

Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Ranked in the top 2% of world universities[1], Flinders is number one in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, student–teacher ratio and undergraduate starting salary.[2]

In an era of disruptive change, Flinders University is growing its international reputation as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education and a source of enterprising graduates equipped to change the world.

Unique innovation offerings are supported by the Flinders New Venture Institute, a global entrepreneurship leader[3] located at the University’s high-tech Tonsley campus, while Flinders’ Victoria Square campus provides a study space in the heart of the city. An award-winning student hub at main campus fosters interactive learning in a digitally enabled environment. Students may also complete a Doctor of Medicine through Flinders’ Northern Territory Medical Program.

Internationally, joint courses are delivered with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Flinders’ research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, water and environment.  Its research contributions are rich and growing, with some 90 per cent ranked at or above world class[4]. 

Facilities and services

In 2020 Flinders Train Station will open, connecting Flinders’ main campus to Tonsley. The adjacent Flinders Village development has commenced, to add further research facilities and student accommodation amid shops and other amenities in a thriving urban centre.

Whether you’re enjoying the leafy surrounds of the Bedford Park campus, immersed in the CBD at Victoria Square or contemplating the industries of the future at our state-of-the-art Tonsley facility, Flinders prides itself on offering students a great on-campus experience.

There’s also the option to study online, giving you the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever you’re located.

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Admission and election

Whether you are a Year 12 student, a non-school leaver wanting to start your university studies or you want to further your university studies, we offer a range of pathways to gain admission into Flinders.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered for some 26,000 students. Flinders’ 5,400 international students come from more than 90 countries, with main campus featuring onsite accommodation for 560 students and an international pathways centre.

With our globally recognised degrees, vibrant campuses, exceptional teachers and strong industry connections, you’ll get all the support you need to build a great career.

We understand everyone has different needs at different times across their university journey. From before you apply and throughout your studies, the Flinders team is here to help with enrolment and academic advice, health and well-being support, social engagement advice and more.

Visit our website to find out more or to get in touch with one of our Prospective Student Advisors.

Study options

Whether you’re beginning your university journey, upskilling or changing careers, Flinders gives you the chance to develop practical, real-world skills geared towards a successful career. Our industry links, job placement opportunities and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program have helped us become South Australia’s number one university for starting salary.

Visit our website to find out more. 

 

[1] THE World University Rankings 2020 according to the International Association of Universities

[2] Good Universities Guide 2020

[3] UBI World Benchmark Study 2019

[4] Flinders rating 89.7%, rounded up to 90%. Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018 

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