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Course: Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Information Technology (157JA)

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Award: Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Information Technology
Course Level: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Health
University Admissions Centre (UAC) Course Code: 365006
CRICOS Code: 071091D
Offered Locations and Delivery Modes:

  • UC Bruce Campus
    • Full Time, Face-to-Face -
    • Part Time, Face-to-Face -


A double degree in Sport Coaching and Information Technology provides professional preparation for people seeking a career in sports analytics, sport science and information technology. Students will develop a broad range of technical, analytical and communication skills to address the needs of modern sport technology. Students will learn how to make effective use of computer systems and information technology in sport and explore the methods of designing and developing new technology and systems to analyse sport performance.

Graduates can expect to find employment as a sport scientist in Commonwealth and State Government Departments of Sport and Recreation. The combination of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science and Information Technology provides a wide range of employment opportunities in the public and private sector, especially in the development of new technologies in sport. Graduates will be qualified to apply for specialised postgraduate courses in sport and information science at the University of Canberra.

Learning outcomes of the course:
- academic training for employment in the coalface delivery of sport and information systems;
- academic training for academic pathways into masters programs;
- eligibility for membership to the Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science.

Course Requirements

96 credit points required units as follows:
Sport Coaching and Exercise Science components as follows (48 credit points):
- MJ0115 Major in Sports Science (21cp)
- MJ0186 Major in Sport Coaching (Restricted) (18cp)

Required Sport Coaching and Exercise Science components as follows (9 credit points):
6540 Introduction to Statistics
6839 Sports Medicine
8338 Human Growth and Development

Information Technology components as follows (48 credit points):
- MJ0107 Major in Software Engineering (BIT) (Restricted) (18cp)
- MJ0057 Major in Information Systems (BIT) (Restricted) (21cp)

Required Information Technology units as follows (9 credit points):
7164 Information Technology Project (6cp)
7175 Web Design and Programming

Typical Course Structure

Semester 1 Semester 2
6540 Introduction to Statistics 6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
6534 Regional Anatomy and Physiology 5915 Database Design
4478 Introduction to Information Technology 6348 Information Systems in Organisations
6698 Discrete Mathematics 4483 Software Technology 1
8388 Introduction to Coaching Science 8392 Physiology of Exercise 2
8391 Physiology of Exercise 1 7175 Web Design and Programming
6389 Designing Human-Computer Interaction 8380 Physiological Exercise Mechanisms and Conditioning
7170 Software Technology 2 6365 Systems Analysis and Modelling
8338 Human Growth and Development 6839 Sports Medicine
6833 Motor Control 7159 Distributed Systems Technology
7171 System Software 7173 Systems Project and Quality Management
6834 Biomechanics 1 6835 Biomechanics 2
6840 Advanced Coaching Studies 8390 Performance Analysis in Sport
7165 Object Oriented Software Design 7164 Information Technology Project (6cp)
6388 Document and Workflow Management
8183 Special Sports Studies (part A) 8184 Special Sports Studies (part B)

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Admission Requirements

Normal University of Canberra requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Professional Recognition

At the completion of the degree, graduates are eligible for membership of Exercise and Sport Science Australia. A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.
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