Bachelor of Sports Studies

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Bachelor of Sports Studies


Program summary

Turn your interest in sport into a creative and innovative career.

Get ready to move, measure, report and do sport. This program allows you to combine core sport and sport science knowledge with complementary studies such as tourism, leisure and event management; public relations; marketing; small business management; or outdoor leadership studies.

You’ll develop practical skills and learn fundamental knowledge in sport, exercise testing and measurement, coaching science, functional anatomy, motor control and biomechanics. In addition, the complementary studies allow you to follow your passions and strengths, and open the door to a range of creative and innovative sport and fitness careers.

This program is designed to help you be job-ready for a changing sport and fitness employment market.

Career opportunities
  • School sports programs
  • Community/council sports events
  • Sports events and sporting event management
  • Coaching and training
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Outdoor or sporting activity development
  • Working with sport and fitness related organisation
  • Various sport-related small business opportunities

This program does not meet the application eligibility requirements for Exercise Scientist or Sport Scientist membership of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). If professional membership in a sport or coaching area is required consider the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science.

However, the program provides graduates with highly relevant knowledge and skills closely aligned to a wide variety of career opportunities including: sports journalism; sports and outdoor adventure related media; public relations for teams, organisations and athletes; sports and tourism event planning and coordination; sports business management; and marketing sports related events, businesses and products.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Program structure

Introductory courses (6)

COR109 Communication and Thought
SPX101 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
SPX102 Introduction to Coaching Science
SPX103 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
SPX120 Sports Field Studies 1
SPX121 Exercise Prescription and Programming I

Advanced courses (5)

NUT203 Active Lifestyle Nutrition
SPX222 Sport and Exercise Psychology
SPX231 Motor Control and Learning
SPX304 Professional Placement in Sport Studies
SPX305 Athlete Coach and Club Welfare

Major courses (8)

Elective courses (5)

Select 5 elective courses from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering). Of these electives, 3 must be advanced level (200/300 coded).

Sports Studies students can use elective courses to include one of the relevant minors as listed below:

** Only these majors/minors are available at Fraser Coast

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

A program may not be offered in full at each location.

Total units: 288

Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory (100 level) courses, including the core course
  • Successfully complete a minimum of three (3) 300 level courses overall in the program
  • You must select and register your compulsory major(s)/minor(s) as soon as possible
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s) 

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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