Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the 2012 handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBBus/BSOR
CRICOS code074385K
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9904 4291 or email or visit

Course coordinator


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Full-time study only.


This double-degree program fosters the development of confident and competent professionals, combining knowledge and skills from the fields of business, sport and outdoor recreation, and health and wellbeing promotion.


Upon successful completion of the sport and outdoor recreation component of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • developed the knowledge and skills of those seeking to work in the sport, outdoor recreation, and active lifestyles, health and wellbeing promotion professions
  • developed the interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and leadership, coaching and/or instructional competencies in sport and outdoor recreation
  • understood the community and lifespan perspectives of physical activity, outdoor experiences and their role in health promotion, wellbeing and sustainable living
  • understood the need for professional, safe and appropriate standards of competence in sport and outdoor recreation.

For objectives of the business component of this double degree visit

Special requirements

Students are required to complete a swimming rescue certificate or AUSTSWIM certificate or Swim Teacher's Certificate (ASCTA) and a First Aid certificate (minimum Level II) as part of their course requirements. Both must be current at the time of graduation.


Depending upon the sport and outdoor recreation units studied, students must successfully complete the outdoor experiences and physical activity requirements of each unit.

Professional recognition


This course comprises studies in business and studies in sport and outdoor recreation incorporating compulsory and elective units.


Business component

16 units (96 points) from the Bachelor of Business as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 pts):

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors offered on the Peninsula campus
  • the requirements of the majors are listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

Note: Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete an additional unit as detailed below.

Business strategy Area of study

  • AFP2631 Financial management
  • AFP2851 Business information and systems
  • MGP2278 Cross cultural management and communication
  • MGP1200 Systems thinking for business
  • MGP2249 Project and innovation management
  • MGP3113 Organisation governance and ethics
  • MGP3684 Business strategy
  • MKP2700 Stakeholder behaviour and communication

Tourism Area of study

(iii.) additional units taken in the Bachelor of Business, at the Peninsula campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points)

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points)
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Sport and outdoor recreation component

Studies in sport and outdoor recreation (96 points) from the Faculty of Education, comprising:

First year

  • EDF1611 Introduction to sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF1612 Foundations of outdoor recreation
  • EDF1613 Biophysical foundations of physical activity A
  • EDF1614 Biophysical foundations of physical activity B

Second year

Third year

  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF3617 Professional practice in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation

Fourth year

  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF3613 Trends, controversies and issues in sport and outdoor recreation or EDF3622 Advanced sports coaching and development
  • EDF3615 Experiencing the Australian landscape or EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education


Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation