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Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)/Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Business)

Course code W31

The double degree includes concurrent study in the disciplines of Exercise and Sports Science, and Sport Business, and is ideal for those students seeking to work in management positions within sport industries.

The course is designed for students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of sport through both the business and management of sport organisations, as well as the science underpinning exercise for health and sporting performance.

The Exercise & Sports Science core degree equips students with the knowledge and practical skills to specialise in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs spanning from improving general health and well-being to enhancing sport performance in elite athletes. The course commences with the study of the human body and focuses on the application to exercise and sport including; exercise physiology, exercise and sports psychology, biomechanics, motor learning and control and strength and conditioning.

The Sports Business core degree equips students with the knowledge and practical skills required to function as professionals and industry leaders in contemporary sport agencies and organisations, as well as managing their own sport business. The course commences with an introduction to the sport industry and the application of key business principles and practices including; accounting, marketing, business analytics, sport delivery systems, strategic and human resource management, funding and finance, legal aspects, sport venue and event management, and sport business planning.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W31

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $10,750

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W31

CRICOS code

097272G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,800

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Duration

4 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MHS1101Anatomy and Physiology 115
SPS1530Lifespan Growth and Development15
SBL1100Foundations of Business15
SPM2112Sport Delivery Systems15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1111Foundations of Fitness and Training15
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
SBL1300Business Environments & Markets15
SPM2111Sport Organisation Management15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS2505Exercise Physiology15
NUT1121Human Nutrition15
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
SPM1102Sport and Recreation Leadership and Programming15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1502Biomechanics15
SPS2516Motor Learning and Control15
SBL1400Introduction to Business Analytics15
SPM2510Marketing and Communications for Sport and Events15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1217Functional Anatomy15
SPS2203Principles and Practices of Resistance Training15
ACC1100Accounting I15
SPM2104Managing Recreation Services and Facilities15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS3111Physical Activity and Health15
MAT2107Statistical Research Methods15
SPS2524Exercise Delivery15
ECF1110Economics I15
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS2622 Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Health15
SPS3112Exercise and Sports Science Practicum15
SPM3655Sport and Events Funding and Finance15
SPM3113Sport and Leisure Law15
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPM3221Sport Business Planning15
SPM3114Sport Venues and Events15
Select one unit from:
FBL3501Business Practicum15
SBL3500Integrated Business Application15
Select one unit from:
SPS3105 ^Advanced Resistance Training15
SPS3502 ^Advanced Biomechanics15
SPS3505 ^Advanced Exercise Physiology 15
SPS3516 ^Advanced Motor Learning and Control15
SPS3601 ^Advanced Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport15

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of exercise and sport science, and sport business theoretical and practical situations.
  2. Communicate exercise and sport science, and sport business knowledge, concepts and skills to diverse population groups.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook in exercise and sport science, and sport business situations, showing sensitivity for diversity and impact, including Aboriginal cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate social and ethical values by working cooperatively and collaboratively in exercise and sports science, and sport business settings.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and initiative for own learning and professional practice in exercise and sports science and sport business settings.
  6. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in exercise and sport science, and sport business contexts.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret and solve complex exercise and sport science, and sport business situations.
  8. Use digital technologies and literacies to assess, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $10,750 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,800 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Potential career opportunities exist for managers within a range of global sport organisations and businesses, including the diverse areas of professional sport organisations, national and state sport associations, high performance sports centres, health and wellness case management, private exercise, fitness, sport and rehabilitation franchise operations, personal training businesses, and elite and high performance sport organisations.

Possible future job titles

Sport Business Owner/Manager, Sport Development Officer/Manager, Corporate Fitness Director, Physical Activity Coordinator, Player Welfare Manager, High Performance Manager, Health and Wellness Case Manager, Health and Fitness Centre Leader, Sports Coaching Director, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Student
stories

  • "I was always interested in athletic performance"
    Alvin GohExercise and Sports Science student

    Exercise and Sports Science Honours student Alvin Goh is completing research in exercise biomechanics. In this video he talks about his ECU experience.

  • "A day in the life"
    Eric MackenzieECU Exercise and Sports Science graduate

    Exercise and Sports Science graduate and West Coast Eagles key defender Eric Mackenzie shares a typical day in his busy life.

  • "It gives you a platform to establish yourself"
    Anthony Donetta Sport Management graduate

    Sport Management graduate Anthony Donetta talks about a work integrated learning placement with West Perth Football Club that led to employment at the club.

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