Start date

4 year(s) full-time


Program Code


Assumed Knowledge

AUD$ 33,500 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2024

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

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Degree overview

  • Become a professional leader in human movement with the business acumen to manage sport programs, sporting organisations, competitions and events.
  • Study at a university ranked in the top one per cent worldwide for business and awarded five stars for excellence.1
  • Join the No.1 university in South Australia for graduate careers.2
  • Study a curriculum informed by well above world-class research in sport and recreation management, human movement and sport science.3
  • Develop expertise across human anatomy, group and team psychology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and sport science.
  • Learn to implement tactical programs, manage financial and physical resources, and apply critical problem-solving skills.
  • Be taught by world-class experts in human movement and sports management, including some of Australia’s leading business minds, exercise scientists and physical activity specialists.
  • Learn in modern on-campus facilities, including the exercise physiology laboratories and clinic, environmental chamber, exercise physiology laboratories, and UniSA Sport gyms.
  • Graduate career ready by completing an industry placement focused on either 75+ hours in human movement, or 120 hours in sport and recreation management.
  • UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people.4 As one of the World’s Top Young Universities5, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

1UniSA Business is one of just 12 institutions in Australia and approximately 200 globally (from over 25,000 universities) to be EQUIS accredited. EFMD, March 2022. 2022 QS Stars Business School Ratings. 2ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021-23– Full-time Employment Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA public universities.
 32018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).4UNSTOPPABLE® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. 5Ranked #43, 2024 THE Young University Rankings.



Unleash your unstoppable career as a health, physical activity, business and management specialist.

This unique double degree combines a deep understanding of the human body’s physicality with business skills in sports performance, marketing and leadership.

Through theoretical and practical learning, you’ll be ready to make an impact on the nutritional and physical health, fitness and wellbeing of the community, sporting professionals and sporting organisations alike.

Further study opportunities may include a Master of Health Services Management.

What you'll need

Students who undertake activities where interaction with patients/the public is required for their degree, such as field or industry placements/visits and in University clinics and gyms, must demonstrate they meet mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements. These include criminal history clearance, a Working with Children Check and immunisation requirements.

Please visit the Clinical Placement Unit for information on key requirements, and to access the full student checklists.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

Through this four-year double degree, you’ll complete core courses across both human movement and sport and recreation management.

Your first year will give you foundational knowledge in human anatomy, as well as the evolving discipline of human movement, exercise and sport science, health and physical activity, physiology and leisure concepts in modern Australian society. You’ll develop mathematical and statistical skills for business and management, learn about group and team psychology, and gain an understanding of motor development.

From your second year, you’ll get to broaden your knowledge in exercise physiology, marketing and economics principles, and develop a sound understanding of sport and recreation governance, structure, legislation and policy frameworks.

You can choose to study a sub-major (six courses) in Sports Coaching or you can complete four electives across a range of complementary areas including Exercise and Sports Science, Health, Physical and Outdoor Education or Nutrition.

Your third year of study will give you advanced skills in motor control and learning, nutrition, business intelligence and management, the sociology of health, physical activity and sport, sport governance, and entrepreneurship for social and market impact. You can also choose an advanced health elective or study the psychology of health, exercise and sport.

Your final year will develop your professional practice skills through an industry placement in either Human Movement or in Sport and Recreation Management. You’ll further develop your skills in strategic management, leadership in recreation and sport, recreation planning in the urban environment, and international business environments.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Human Anatomy 100 HLTH 1020 4.5
Foundations in Human Movement, Exercise and Sports Science HLTH 1039 4.5
Physical Activity and Health HLTH 1044 4.5
Physiology Essentials 100 BIOL 1051 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Group and Team Leadership HLTH 1017 4.5
Motor Development and Ageing HLTH 1065 4.5
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Leisure Concepts SPRC 1004 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Exercise Physiology 1 HLTH 2006 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Fundamentals of Sport and Recreation SPRC 2003 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Biomechanics of Human Movement HLTH 2025 4.5
Recreation and Sport Event Programming SPRC 1007 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Principles of Teaching and Coaching HLTH 1027 4.5 Note(s): 2
Advanced Health Elective 4.5 Note(s): 3
Game, Sports Theory, Practice and Participation EDUC 3067 4.5 Note(s): 2
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Motor Control and Learning HLTH 2026 4.5 Note(s): 4
Human Nutrition HLTH 2001 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Sociology of Health, Physical Activity and Sport HLTH 3055 4.5
Sport Governance SPRC 2012 4.5
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
Advanced Health Elective 4.5 Note(s): 3
Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology HLTH 3014 4.5 Note(s): 2
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Practice in Human Movement HLTH 3085 4.5
Sport, Tourism and Event Practicum ENVT 2002 4.5
Sports Law LAWS 2029 4.5
Commercial Operations in Sport SPRC 3019 4.5
Advanced Health Elective 4.5 Note(s): 3
Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring HLTH 3043 4.5 Note(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Leadership in Recreation and Sport SPRC 3018 4.5 Note(s): 4
Recreation Planning in the Urban Environment ENVT 3004 4.5
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects, as well as to contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12–26 hours of study when at university and 14–28 hours of independent study per week.



Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, including:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • quizzes
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practicals and team-based projects

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Why Bachelor of Human Movement, Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management)

Why this Degree

Get the skills to excel behind-the-scenes in sport and maximise professional performance.

Learn from world-class teaching staff in state-of-the-art on-campus facilities, including our specialised exercise science laboratories. Study a curriculum informed by well -above world-class research in sport and recreation management, human movement and sport science.1 You’ll be introduced to the evolving discipline of human movement, exercise and sport science, and explore the current state of health, exercise and sport industries, professions and professional qualification schemes both in Australia and internationally.

You’ll embark on an industry placement while you study and graduate with real-world experience in the area of human movement, or sport and recreation management.

This extensive practical experience gives you the expertise to pursue opportunities varying from traditional sport, exercise and coaching occupations to sports administration, management, governance and development roles.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Real-world connections

UniSA has strong alliances with industry, ranging from elite and local sporting clubs to not-for-profit organisations.

Graduate career ready by completing an industry placement of either 75+ hours with focus on human movement, or 120 hours in the sport and recreation management field. Our industry placement providers include elite and community sports clubs, public and private schools, gyms and fitness centres, aged care, local councils and not-for-profit organisations.

Build your professional network and career by participating in our Business Career Mentor Program which pairs you with an experienced business professional.

We also host regular University-wide alumni events in Australia and overseas, employee master classes and employment expos.

Career outcomes

Your career

Employment opportunities for human movement and sports management graduates are extensive, and offer you opportunities to specialise. Career paths to consider include:

  • Business development manager: work to improve an organisation’s market position and financial growth; define strategic goals, build customer relationships, identify business opportunities, implement marketing initiatives.
  • Club development officer: grow club presence and profile; implement new programs and activities; engage with members of the local community.
  • Community development coordinator: maximise the use of local facilities through the development of programs, create partnerships, and work with the community; develop initiatives for local residents to improve wellbeing and enhance quality of life.
  • Human movement practitioner: engage a broad population of people and groups throughout the lifespan to be more physically active using a broad range of modalities for health, fitness and wellbeing.
  • Sport development officer: promote participation in sport; work with sporting clubs, local councils and the wider community; ensure people of all ages and ability can access sporting facilities; work with teams and individuals to improve their performance.
  • Events manager: using strong organisational and project management skills to deliver successful, cost-effective events; manage staff and suppliers; book venues, facilities and equipment; marketing and promotion; analysis and reporting on event performance.
  • Sports marketing coordinator: develop strategies to promote the club/association; identify market segments for participants, members and spectators.
  • Sports program officer: coordinate and assist with the management of sports club activities and facilities; developing programs and activities to help grow athlete participation.
  • Health promotion officer: plan and coordinate health promotion programs for various community groups.

Industry facts


Employment for amusement, fitness and sport centre managers in Australia is projected to increase by 17.7% per cent by May 2026.

Australian Government National Skills Commission Employment Projections 2021


To November 2026, healthcare and social assistance is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth in Australia – an increase of 301,000 jobs.

Australian Government National Skills Commission Employment Projections 2021


Employment for sport coaches, instructors and officials is projected to increase by 9.8% by November 2026.

Australian Government National Skills Commission Employment Projections 2021

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Alternative Pathways

There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:


Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a UniSA student, you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also gain access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, business, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation and private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages, or explore our student accommodation by Scape on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our international student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

  • career advice and mentoring
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • accommodation services 
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA.

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies, and can offer help with the English language too. When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with modern facilities including lecture theatres, libraries and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your study spaces

As a hands-on degree, you’ll benefit from UniSA’s practical approach to learning. You'll have access to facilities including:

  • exercise physiology clinic
  • environmental chamber
  • exercise physiology laboratory
  • biomechanics laboratory
  • UniSA Sport gyms
  • sensory laboratory
  • microbiology laboratory
  • commercial kitchen
  • anatomy laboratory
  • human performance and resistance training laboratory

From 2025, students in our Human Movement, Exercise and Sport Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology programs will benefit from an integrated practical learning experience with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). You can study alongside elite athletes and leading industry experts, and learn how to use the latest equipment and sport science technology in new, purpose-built facilities.

You’ll also have access to a range of other on-campus spaces including modern lecture theatres, collaborative teaching rooms and relaxed student lounges.

Your study spaces

Your program director

As program director I am responsible for the provision of academic leadership in the planning, management, development, improvement, quality assurance and growth of the suite of human movement degrees. I head a team of outstanding teachers and researchers who educate highly capable graduates who can engage in a wide range of industry and community settings, and can meaningfully contribute to a healthier and more just society.

Mr Scott Adams

Program Director

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Mr Scott Adams

Program Director


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