University of Technology Sydney

C10303v2 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management (BSportExM)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA)

UAC code: 609085 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 080085E
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus and Moore Park

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


This course is offered jointly by UTS: Health and UTS: International Studies. It integrates the study of sport and exercise management with a major in the language and culture of another country.

As the sport and exercise industry has undergone a period of substantial growth, the need for professionals with management skills and qualifications has become increasingly important. Graduates are equipped with the professional knowledge and skills to operate in one of Australia's most dynamic industries.

Career options

Career options include corporate health and fitness manager, events manager, exercise therapist, health and fitness consultant, sport coach, sport development officer, sport manager, sport marketing coordinator or sporting facility manager. Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Lead, manage and inspire within the fields of sport, exercise and health
1.1 Demonstrate leadership to individuals, groups and organisations in the fields of sport, exercise and health
1.2 Develop and sustain collaborative partnerships with industry and professionals
1.3 Apply contemporary management practices to enable effective outcomes
2.0 Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to sport, exercise and health
2.1 Recognise the importance of personal, social, ethical and legal accountability in sport, exercise and health
2.2 Assess and manage safety and risk appropriate to the client and context
2.3 Provide services using resources appropriately to ensure sustainable and equitable access
3.0 Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions
3.1 Apply knowledge and skills in key content areas, including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor learning and exercise prescription
3.2 Integrate knowledge and skills from key content areas to develop evidence-based interventions that meet the unique needs of clients
4.0 Engage in research and critical thinking to integrate diverse knowledge and develop creative, effective and evidence-based solutions
4.1 Identify, access and critically evaluate appropriate information resources
4.2 Develop and apply evidence-based systems to address contemporary issues in sport, exercise and health
4.3 Engage with current international perspectives in the sport, exercise and health professions
5.0 Adapt to diverse industry contexts to enable optimal and sustainable sport, exercise and health outcomes
5.1 Manage and adapt the environment to maximise outcomes for a range of clients and stakeholders
5.2 Develop individualised experiences that are socially and environmentally responsible and provide sustainable health outcomes
5.3 Act with respect and sensitivity to culture
6.0 Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations to enable positive change
6.1 Utilise a range of communication strategies to promote sport, exercise and health for individuals and groups with diverse needs
6.2 Effectively collaborate with a range of sport, exercise and health professionals to develop optimal solutions
7.0 Graduates have professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness
7.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing
7.2 Critique and reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
7.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice
INT.1.1 Employ effective cultural strategies to operate within professional settings in Australia and internationally.
INT.2.1 Conduct independent research into contemporary societies and cultures.
INT.2.2 Evaluate research findings and creatively use research methods in International Studies.
INT.3.1 Reflect on and use knowledge of contemporary societies to engage with diverse cultures.
INT.3.2 Communicate effectively for everyday and/or professional purposes in an additional language.
INT.4.1 Value Indigenous knowledges and sovereignty in Australian and international settings.
INT.5.1 Develop capacity to engage with current issues and to act ethically in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English.


INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management (C10301). There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

Recognition of prior learning

For recognition of prior learning, see the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management (C10301).

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered as a full-time program over five years. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to sport and exercise management and 96 credit points relating to international studies. Refer to the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management (C10301) for full details of that component of the combined degree. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. It is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Industrial training/professional practice

This course has an extensive internship program.

Course completion requirements

STM90829 Core subjects (Sport and Exercise Management) 120cp
CBK90915 Electives (Sport and Exercise Management) 24cp
CBK90005 Country major choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The typical program shown below is for a full-time student who has chosen the Germany major as their international studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
21655 Sport and Society   6cp
Spring session
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
92523 Strength and Conditioning   6cp
22600 Accounting Skills for Managers   6cp
21658 Australian Sport System   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
92536 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise   6cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
92543 Exercise Prescription   6cp
92547 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92530 Sport and Exercise Psychology   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
21646 Managing Professional Sport   6cp
Spring session
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
21640 Event Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
92553 Complex Exercise Management   6cp
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
92551 Sport and Exercise Internship   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
21656 Sport Marketing and Media   6cp
21644 Law and Ethics for Managers   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
UTS: Health
UTS: International Studies