Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management / Bachelor of Communications & Media

School of Business, Fremantle Campus

Do you love the worlds of sports and recreation? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This double degree enables students to study the management of human and physical resources and facilities in the sport and recreation industries. They gain a sound knowledge of the bio-physical, behavioural and socio-cultural foundations of sport and physical activities, combined with a range of management and communication skills and knowledge necessary to work in various sport and recreation professions.

  • Why study this degree?

    During this four-year degree you will develop essential skills and knowledge in the areas of accounting, marketing, management, and communication. In addition, you will cover sport and recreation-specific content such as Events Management, Physical Activity and Health, Psycho-social Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity and The Australian Sports System and Communications & Media content such as Media and Society, and Media Ethics and Law.

    In particular, this program is designed to give you the skills to manage recreation and sporting organisations and staff, and to adapt and thrive in environments of rapid and pervasive economic, social and technological change. You will also learn how to manage an individual sporting and recreational agenda and, more broadly, how to oversee the community’s sport and recreational facilities and resources.

    As part of our commitment to the delivery of ethical and practical knowledge, students are required to complete six industry practicum courses totalling 350 hours over the span of their degree. This provides students with valuable insights into sport and recreation industries, an opportunity for skills development and a chance to build networks within the industry.

    By completing a degree in Communications & Media along with Sport & Recreation Management you will complement your management skills with the ability to communicate using a variety of platforms to reach a wide and diverse audience. The Bachelor of Communications & Media lets you explore the principles and techniques of communications and media by examining and creating print, non-print and multimedia texts, using traditional and new and emerging media technologies. You can tailor the program to meet your particular interest by majoring in Journalism, Film and Screen Production or Photography.

    Upon graduation, you will have the skills necessary for a management position in the sport and recreation sector - initially at the operational level and progressing through to senior management positions. This means you have the opportunity to work in any number of industries and areas including player and recreation centre management, professional sporting clubs, sporting and recreation associations, and various government departments dealing with health and recreation.

  • Program summary

    Courses Units of Credit
    Core Curriculum courses 75
    Business Foundation courses 100
    Sport & Recreation Management courses 250
    Sport & Recreation Management practicum courses 75
    Communications and Media Major courses 200
    Communications and Media compulsory courses50
    Communications and Media elective courses50
    Total units of credit in the double degree 800

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

    See the Bachelor of Communications and Media Program Regulations for details of Communications and Media Majors and courses.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Study Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Entry requirements

    Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

    Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

    • Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24
    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).

    Applicants with Higher Education Study

    • Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects;
    • Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University;

    Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

    Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    Applicants with Work and Life Experience

    Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:

    • STAT scores of at least 135 in the Multiple Choice section and 140 in the Written English section are required
    • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.

    Please note: all applicants must be of school leaving age or older to apply.

  • Fees and costs

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • Player manager
    • Recreation centre manager
    • Professional sporting club manager
    • Sport and recreation association administrator
    • State Government Department officer
    • Local/regional council administrator
    • Journalist
    • Film maker/director/producer
    • Sports Photographer
    • Communications consultant
  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management / Bachelor of Communications & Media please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

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