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What will I learn?

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of exercise and sport science, and sport business theoretical and practical situations.
  • Communicate exercise and sport science, and sport business knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of populations.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook in exercise and sport science, and sport business situations, showing sensitivity for diversity and impact.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social and ethical values by working cooperatively and collaboratively in exercise and sports science, and sport business settings.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and initiative for own learning and professional practice in exercise and sports science and sport business settings.
  • Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in exercise and sport science, and sport business contexts.
  • Think critically to analyse, interpret and solve complex exercise and sport science, and sport business situations.
  • Use digital technologies and literacies to assess, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources.

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Science

CRICOS

097272G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (18,53,448) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,400

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma plus SAT Standard Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1500 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1090 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math; Higher Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1875 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1330 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math. Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169; or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 including TWE of 5.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Australian Professional Skills Institute
  • TAFE International Western Australia
  • Phoenix Academy
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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5 percent of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE 2021)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections

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