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Bachelor of Sports Management - 688AA

Course Code: 688AA
Course Version: 8
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365183
CRICOS Code: 046609J
Selection Rank: 56.1
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

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 sports management education.

Throughout the course, you will develop a strong working knowledge of management theory and practice. The course has been co-designed by academics and leading industry professionals to ensure students graduate with relevant and contemporary sport management skills.  With a strong focus on work integrated learning (WIL) with practical outcomes for industry partners, you will be prepared to enter the rapidly growing global industry that is the management of sport. 

The course covers aspects of sport from grassroots community levels through to studying high-performance sports management at an Olympic level. The degree takes a student through the journey of sport from an amateur pastime to the evolution of the globalised, commercialised and professionalised industry that it is today.

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
  • be equipped to work in the industry through consistent Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning

All students will complete 400 hours of work integrated learning over the course of the three-year degree program. Students will work alongside industry partners, including state sports organisations, government organisations (ACTAS, AIS, ASC, School Sport) and professional sporting teams (NRL, Super Rugby, W-League, WNBL, ABL), to prepare innovative development programs, marketing plans, grant proposals, events and other work integrated assessments. Students will complete a thoroughly engaging internship in their final year providing an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong and healthy relationships within the industry before graduating.

Career opportunities

Globally, the sports business industry is an ever-expanding multibillion-dollar industry that has considerable impact and influence on society at all levels.  A UC bachelor of sports management degree will give you the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications to be able to enter this industry and navigate a career path in a variety of different areas including:

  • Sports management and operations
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports sponsorship
  • Sports media and public relations
  • Facility management
  • Sports event management
  • Membership and ticketing
  • Management of sports, recreation and leisure clubs
  • Advisory and policy roles in the public and private sector
  • Sports management research programs (Honours, Masters, and Ph.D.) ?

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

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

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.

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



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).

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

In order for the Diploma of Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 24 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 b) completed a minimum of 12 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 12 credit points in any of the health disciplines. In order for the Associate Degree in Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 48 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 and 12 credit points at Level 2 b) completed a minimum of 24 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 24 credit points in any of the health disciplines.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC Melbourne - Waverley Campus-Internal

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