Study a La Trobe Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Development

The Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Development prepares students for employment in coaching, coach education, sport science and sport development. Students will learn to apply a range of skills in the areas of athlete performance, sport management, fundamental sport science and advanced coaching sciences. The course places a focus on sport management subjects along with subjects addressing more advanced aspects of sports coaching and performance analysis. Students will also complete core subjects in human biosciences, physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, sport psychology, talent identification and game development. Sports coaching placements and internships will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations. The Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Development also provides a pathway to a range of Allied Health Masters courses, including Sports Analytics, as well as Honours.

The Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Development is an alternative pathway for TAFE Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management/Diploma of Sport Development (Chisholm) to progress to university level study in Sports Coaching and Development.

As a graduate, you could seek employment within major participation sports such as Australian football, soccer and basketball, sports academies and schools, private sport-focused businesses, and in local, state and national governing bodies for sport. Opportunities also exist internationally in sport development, coach education, and the rapidly expanding global sport ecosystem. Note that local, state and national governing bodies for sport will require additional entry requirements for coaching accreditation at all levels.

Award granted
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
On campus
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 2 years. Part Time, 4 years.
Start dates
to be advised.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and aligned to Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 7.