Diploma of Sport Development

Hop from a grassroots level and leap into official sport competitions!

Industry professionals as your teachers

Our teaching staff at Torrens University Australia are industry professionals. Torrens has a strong focus on employability, so access to our well-connected staff members can help open doors into your future career.

Flip it, flip it good

This course is delivered fully online, allowing you to study anywhere in Australia (or the world), anytime. We still incorporate our famous ‘Flipped Classroom’ teaching method allowing you to learn through doing, not just through listening. The flipped classroom model provides you with the opportunity to explore material at your own pace before class.

Move on up and get credit

The Diploma of Sport Development provides credit and pathway opportunities into a range of Torrens and sister institution undergraduate courses. This includes the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Nutrition, Bachelor of Applied Public Health at Torrens; and Bachelor of Health Science at The Australasian College of Natural Therapies and The Southern School of Natural Therapies.

Practical experience

The Diploma of Sport Development includes an industry placement locally.

Your diploma, your way

This Diploma of Sport Development allows the student to have a focus on one sport.

Success Coaches

Our Success Coaches leverage a student’s strengths and align their learning with their broader life purpose. They work with students from their first admission, coaching students to successfully navigate the educational landscape and build personal and professional capability to improve their employability outcomes including self-employment and entrepreneurship. With a focus on the student’s career goals, and trained in Gallup strengths quest, the Success Coach takes a strengths-based approach to engage with and motivate students for study and career success.

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About the School

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Course Delivery

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Workload and Assessment

Typical assessment includes:

Assessments vary and may include: Essays, reports, case studies, in-class debates, online tests and quizzes, participation in online discussion forums and research projects.

Subject Information

This subject covers the strategic planning necessary for improving the service provision and needs of target groups in sports and leisure activity. Developing and utilising excellent communication skills to improve key stakeholder relations, students will design and implement participation strategies and evaluate success of the program. This subject draws on many aspects of this course and will assist students to develop essential skills to enhance pathways for emerging talent, increase access and inclusion, and to promote diverse community participation in schools, clubs and community environments.

In this subject students will be introduced to the field of Sport Management. Students will investigate the historical foundations of sport, management principles, socio-cultural influences of sport and the role of governance in sport. Students will investigate the role sport plays in building communities and analyse the importance that professional sport plays in contemporary society.

This subject will engage students in identifying, designing and implementing training and recovery programs to meet the demands of athlete populations. Students will build upon their anatomy and physiology knowledge to explore biomechanics; screening methods; training methods and periodisation in the design and implementing of training, injury and recovery programs. For the dedicated coach, this subject will further enable students to identify current injury and illness trends in sport, formulate action plans and injury prevention strategies to reduce incidence and learn how to monitor the success of these initiatives.

This subject provides students with fundamental nutrition knowledge through examining the relationship between food, nutrition and human health. Students will learn about macro and micro-nutrition, dietary guidelines, role of nutrition in metabolism, health maintenance and disease, nutrient food sources, and nutritional requirements throughout the lifespan.

This subject will assist students in developing the necessary skills to source and develop knowledge of general principles of coaching and group facilitation, including National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sport specific requirements. Building on these principles, students will explore the identification, design, implementation and evaluation a coaching program suitable for a chosen sport.

The subject covers the principles social, emotional and psychological health as it specifically relates to behaviours. Students will analyse the role of positive emotions in capacity building and the promotion of wellbeing.

Marketing of sports and recreation is more than simply about the product; it is about broader health and wellness, entertainment, community and generating team or brand loyalty. This unit applies the marketing principles and mix to the field of sports and recreation, to take a broader view on how marketing can support health promotion and advocacy through sport.

This subject introduces the basic concepts and terminologies required to understand the fundamental structure and function of the human body. The interaction between the structural anatomy of the human body and key body systems, including the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and endocrine systems that maintain homeostasis is explored. In addition, this subject covers the common disease process that commonly effect the major systems of the body.