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Bachelor of Sports Management - 688AA

Course Code: 688AA
Course Version: 8
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365183
CRICOS Code: 046609J
Lowest Selection Rank: 55
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and sport industry workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person interested in studying a health or sport course, please contact Rachel Harrigan or phone 6201 2608.

The path to sporting excellence needs great management

Behind every story of sporting excellence is the often untold story of skilled planning and strong management. Our Bachelor of Sports Management was the first of its kind in Australia and has since become a leader in the field of professional sport management education.

Throughout the course you will develop a strong working knowledge of management theory and practice. And, you will have unprecedented access to leaders in sport through our on-campus Sporting Commons.

Study The Bachelor of Sports Management at UC and you will:

  • set your pathway to further learning in a variety of sports disciplines
  • build strong knowledge of contemporary management theory and practice
  • equip yourself with specialised knowledge in specific fields of sports management
  • network with current academic and professional leaders in sport
  • explore complementary disciplines such as sport media with the flexibility of your study plan open electives.

Work-integrated learning

All students are encouraged to apply for numerous sports internships with our professional sports partners in NRL, Super Rugby, W-League and WNBL. Completing an internship is an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong relationships within industry before graduating.

Career opportunities

  • Sports management and operations
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports sponsorship
  • Sports media and public relations
  • Management of sports, recreation and leisure clubs
  • Advisory and policy roles in the public and private sector

Course specific information

High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours).


Prospective Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, Email

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Structured work experience is a requirement of this course and is provided through individual or group placements with sports organisations as part of the requirements of individual units. Students will be required to complete AFP police checks.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Mathematics (T) and English (T). NSW: Mathematics and English Advanced.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Sports Management B SportsMgt

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2018 CSP $26,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Graduate Employment

Graduates can expect to find employment in sports development in Commonwealth and State Government departments of sport and recreation, marketing and public relations in the private sector, and management of sports, recreation or leisure clubs and centres.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
To gain knowledge and skills across a range of business and management studies which will inform and enhance graduate's management capabilities in modern organisations. Communication;
Analysis and inquiry;
Problem solving;
Working independently and with others.
To gain knowledge and skills across a range of sport relevant studies which will inform and enhance graduate's sport management capabilities in modern professional sporting organisations. Communication;
Analysis and inquiry;
Problem solving;
Working independently and with others.
To experience sport industry placements and internships which will familiarise students with practices, issues and trends in the sport industry which will contribute to a near seamless transition for graduates to the sport industry workplace. Communication;
Analysis and inquiry;
Problem solving;
Working independently and with others;
Professionalism and social responsibility.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time: equivalent part-time; maximum 20 semesters.


High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours).


    Enrolment Numbers

    View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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