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What will I learn?

Develop an understanding of the impact of sport and physical activity in the context of a healthy lifestyle. This degree sets the foundations for you to become an effective professional in sport and physical activity careers, giving you a wide knowledge base in areas including health, tourism, nutrition, disability and business.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • an introduction to sport and physical activity, and sport in society
  • an introduction to international tourism management and topics in marketing principles, event design and practice, and interpretive tour guiding
  • studies in academic and professional communication; sociocultural constructions of movement in physical education; and nutrition, physical activity and health

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • studies in the psychology of sport participation and performance, health promotion for health professionals, exercise physiology, and health project management
  • option topics in areas of business, tourism, nutrition and disability

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • an industry placement field project
  • study in applied exercise science, nutrition for sports performance, skill acquisition and biomechanics, sport coaching, and management and administration
  • option topics in areas of business, tourism, nutrition and disability

Your career

The Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity will prepare graduates for a career in the sport development, sport coaching, leisure, health, sport and event management industries, and provide a pathway to further studies in physical education teaching through the Master of Teaching courses.

Potential occupations include:

  • association and clubs development officer
  • umpiring coordinator
  • council sport and recreation officer
  • sport coach
  • sport development officer

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (US$ 20,256) per year

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

Start date

27 February 2023


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

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


About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from

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