Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management

School of Business, Fremantle Campus

Do you love the worlds of sports and recreation? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management is a specialist degree that 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 skills and knowledge necessary to work in various sport and recreation professions.

  • Why study this degree?

    At the University of Notre Dame Australia, we are dedicated to delivering a high-quality, ethical, and practical education that will prepare our graduates for a successful career in the sport and recreation industry. During this three-year degree you will develop essential skills and knowledge in the areas of accounting, marketing, management and communication. In addition, you will also specialise in 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.

    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. Along the way you will also learn how to manage an individual sporting and recreational agendas 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/internship 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. 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.

    Upon graduation, you will have the skills necessary for entry into a management position in the sport and recreation sectors - 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, events management, professional sporting clubs, sporting and recreation associations, not-for profits, and corporate and government departments dealing with health and recreation agendas and issues.

  • Program summary

    Three Core Curriculum courses

    • Introduction to Philosophy
    • Introduction to Theology
    • Ethics

    Six Business foundation courses

    • Accounting for Business
    • Business Communication
    • Events Management
    • Market Researching
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing

    Eleven Sport & Recreation Management courses

    • Aboriginal People
    • Change Management
    • Community Approaches to Health Promotion
    • Developmental Psychology OR Organisational Behaviour
    • Health Issues and Preventive Approaches
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Physical Activity and Health
    • Population Approaches to Health Promotion
    • Strategic Management
    • The Australian Sports System
    • Events Management

    Three general electives

    Choose from other electives in Business, Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, and Philosophy & Theology (some restrictions may apply).

    Six Sport & Recreation industry practicum placements

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

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

  • 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)
      OR
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24
      OR
    • 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;
      OR
    • 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
      OR    
    • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above
      OR
    • 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 associations
    • The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (WA)
    • Local/regional councils
  • Student profile data

    Table 2 below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this Program. It provides data on all students who commenced in this Program in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

    TABLE 2a – Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE

    Applicant background

    Semester 1 2020

    Number of students

    Percentage of all students

    (A) Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study<5N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
    <5N/A
    • where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    <5 100%
    • on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, interview, school marks &   recommendation with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    <5N/A
    International students<5 N/A
    All students<5100.0%

    TABLE 2b – Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management ATAR PROFILE DATA FOR APPLICANTS ENTERING ON THE BASIS OF RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE

    RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION - ATAR-based offersATAR
    (Excluding adjustment factors) *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
    [only if relevant]
    Highest rank to receive an offer91.35N/A
    Median rank to receive an offer69.45N/A

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    56.85N/A

    Notes:  

    “<5” – the number of students is less than 5
    N/A – Students not accepted in this category
    N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management and related double degrees, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email future@nd.edu.au.

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on international@nd.edu.au.

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