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C10301v2 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management

Award(s): Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management (BSportExM)
UAC code: 606030 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 080086D
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: Moore Park

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

This course develops graduates who possess a sound knowledge of the biophysical, behavioural and sociocultural foundations of sport and exercise, combined with the management skills and knowledge increasingly necessary in sport and exercise professions.

This course contains a mix of sport and exercise and business subjects. As the sport and exercise industry has undergone a period of substantial growth, the need for sport and exercise professionals with management skills and qualifications has become increasingly important. Graduates are equipped with the professional knowledge and skills to operate in one of Australia's most dynamic industries. Students who complete this course with the required electives and grade point average also meet current entry criteria for the Master of Physiotherapy.

Career options

Career options include athlete management, corporate health and fitness, fitness consultant, health promotion, sport development manager, sport event manager, sport marketing, sport policy, sport scientist, sport venue manager and physiotherapy (pathway).

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Lead, manage and inspire within the fields of sport, exercise and health;
1.1 Demonstrate leadership to individuals, groups and organisations in the fields of sport, exercise and health
1.2 Develop and sustain collaborative partnerships with industry and professionals
1.3 Apply contemporary management practices to enable effective outcomes
2.0 Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to sport, exercise and health;
2.1 Recognise the importance of personal, social, ethical and legal accountability in sport, exercise and health
2.2 Assess and manage safety and risk appropriate to the client and context
2.3 Provide services using resources appropriately to ensure sustainable and equitable access
3.0 Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions;
3.1 Apply knowledge and skills in key content areas, including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor learning and exercise prescription
3.2 Integrate knowledge and skills from key content areas to develop evidence-based interventions that meet the unique needs of clients
4.0 Engage in research and critical thinking to integrate diverse knowledge and develop creative, effective and evidence-based solutions;
4.1 Identify, access and critically evaluate appropriate information resources
4.2 Develop and apply evidence-based systems to address contemporary issues in sport, exercise and health
4.3 Engage with current international perspectives in the sport, exercise and health professions
5.0 Adapt to diverse industry contexts to enable optimal and sustainable sport, exercise and health outcomes;
5.1 Manage and adapt the environment to maximise outcomes for a range of clients and stakeholders
5.2 Develop individualised experiences that are socially and environmentally responsible and provide sustainable health outcomes
5.3 Act with respect and sensitivity to culture
6.0 Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations to enable positive change;
6.1 Utilise a range of communication strategies to promote sport, exercise and health for individuals and groups with diverse needs
6.2 Effectively collaborate with a range of sport, exercise and health professionals to develop optimal solutions
7.0 Graduates have professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness
7.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing
7.2 Critique and reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
7.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Non-current school leavers are strongly advised to upload a personal statement to their UAC application by 30 November 2017.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

Credit recognition

After admission, students may apply for credit recognition in subjects in which they consider themselves eligible. Equivalence of subject matter is the main criterion for credit recognition in a subject successfully completed at another institution.

Course duration and attendance

The course is taught on a full-time basis. The normal time for completion is three years. Students are required to attend some evening classes as part of their program of study.

Course structure

Students must complete 144 credit points comprising 24 subjects, made up of 20 core subjects and four elective subjects.

Industrial training/professional practice

The course has an extensive internship program.

Course completion requirements

STM90829 Core subjects (Sport and Exercise Management) 120cp
CBK90915 Sport and Exercise Management electives 24cp
Total 144cp

Course program

A typical course program is shown below.

Year 1
Autumn session
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
21655 Sport and Society   6cp
Spring session
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
92523 Strength and Conditioning   6cp
22600 Accounting Skills for Managers   6cp
21658 The Organisation of Australian Sport   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
92535 Sport and Exercise Psychology   6cp
92536 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise   6cp
21646 Managing Professional Sport   6cp
Spring session
92543 Exercise Prescription   6cp
92547 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
21640 Event Management   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92553 Complex Exercise Management   6cp
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
92551 Sport and Exercise Internship   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
21656 Sport Marketing and Media   6cp
21644 Law and Ethics for Managers   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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