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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Education component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Education


The study of sport and outdoor recreation is tailor-made for people who want to develop their knowledge and passion for sport and outdoor recreation, and who have an interest in the relationship between physical activity, recreation and leisure, health and wellbeing, sustainability, leadership and education, and sports and movement studies. Students combine in-depth academic study with exciting professional placements and practical fieldwork. Students undertake an in-depth analysis of the theories of sport and outdoor recreation plus complete a sequence in another discipline selected from a range of business, science, arts and education subjects.

Professional placements are conducted in coaching and instruction, leadership and programming, and sport education. Fieldwork placements in various sport and outdoor education settings focus on the employment and training needs of those employed in the expanding sport and outdoor recreation industries. Both the classroom and fieldwork activities take advantage of Monash's dedicated Health and Wellbeing Precinct based at the Peninsula campus, with great sporting and outdoor facilities available on or near the campus.

The Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation can be taken as a single degree or as a double degree with one of:

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • Bachelor of Education - Primary
  • Bachelor of Education - Secondary

Education studies

Following registration with Victorian Institute of Teaching, graduates of the Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation and Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary) are eligible to teach in Victorian schools with specialist qualifications in physical education and outdoor education. For more information about double degrees with Bachelor of Education, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant Courses


Single degree

Double degrees