Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration

Bachelor of
Sports Coaching
& Administration

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Developing sought-after expertise and knowledge that allows you to get the best out of others is the focus of this program. You’ll become a specialist in the fields of sports coaching and administration, when you study online or on campus at ACPE.

Combining modern coaching techniques with current administrative practices, students will receive a unique mix of practical and theoretical teachings. Delivering versatility and a breadth of expertise, this hands-on qualification will prepare you for a successful career in the sports industry – regardless of where you decide to work.

Commence on campus (July 2017) or online (May 2017). Call us on 1300 302 867 to discuss your study options, or enquire online.

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On campus (July 2017) or Online (May 2017)




3Y FT or PT equivalent


On-campus; Online


The Bachelor of Sports Coaching & Administration is a specialised degree that fosters the coaching, administrative, and professional skills necessary for a fulfilling career in sport.

It educates students in modern coaching and conditioning techniques, as well as in the management of the political, legislative, and administrative complexities increasingly encountered in the sports sector.

The course offers a unique mix of human movement and coaching studies, along with a variety of generic professional skills.

More than being simply knowledge-based, the course incorporates a strong problem-solving focus. The result is a flexible foundation upon which students build the key competencies appropriate to highly successful sports coaches and administrators.

What you'll learn

The Bachelor of Sports Coaching & Administration can be completed in three years of full-time study. A maximum of eight years is allowed for students to complete the degree part-time. The course program is divided into six semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 16 contact hours a week (excluding examination and study weeks).

The Associate Degree serves as an exit point from the degree after two years – students graduate with an Associate Degree in Sports Coaching & Administration.

Semester 1

  • Coaching Techniques and Pedagogy
  • Understanding Motion and Human Movement
  • Administration for the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • IT in Sport Administration and Coaching

Semester 2

  • Methods of Motivation in Fitness and Sport
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Governance and Policy in Sport and Recreation
  • Theory and Application of Coaching Sport
Followed by Professional Experience 1

Semester 3

  • Sport Recreation and the Law
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Professional Communication
  • Officiating

Semester 4

  • Advanced Training Principles & Exercise Prescription
  • Sport and Human Resource Management
  • Athletic Development Through the Lifespan
  • Problem Based Learning 1: Theme Identification and Development of Talent
Followed by Professional Experience 2

Semester 5

  • Introduction to Understanding Sport and Fitness Research
  • Finance for the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • Public Relations and Media Management
  • Professional Integrity

Semester 6

  • Preparation, Performance and Rehabilitation
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Event and Project Management
  • Problem Based Learning 2: Theme – Acquiring and Retaining Coach Expertise
Followed by Professional Experience 3

Where this degree can take you

With employment opportunities almost doubling for Sports Coaches and Specialist Managers, the future looks bright for our graduates. It doesn’t matter where your passion for sport takes you, as your qualification from ACPE will help make your dreams a reality.

Job titles you could hold:

  • Head or assistant coach
  • Sports Instructor
  • High Performance coach or manager
  • Strength and conditioning coach

Further study options:

  • Education degrees
  • Coaching research
  • Business
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Job Growth Insight


Increase in employment for Sports Coaches in the next 5 years

Meet ACPE Student

ACPE has helped me to make many contacts in the sports industry that I now have daily contact with. It gave me the confidence through the professional experience program to get experience in the industry.

My career has allowed me to become a Game Development Officer for the National Rugby League, which entails growing the game through recruitment, retention, participation and fan engagement. One of my greatest professional achievements is conducting the biggest community carnival event in Australia with 61 schools being visited for the NRL's Tackle Bullying campaign in one day.

Ben Jack
Bachelor of Sports Coaching & Administration
Ben Jack

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