Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBSport&OutRec
CRICOS code072260F
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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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 course requires students to undertake off-campus fieldwork.


This course offers an interdisciplinary program which focuses specifically on the employment and training needs of those employed in the expanding sport and outdoor recreation industries. The course offers sequences of units in areas such as outdoor leadership and guiding, physically active communities, sports coaching and development, and physical and outdoor education. Graduates of the program will have qualifications which enable them to enter the sport and outdoor recreation and tourism industries.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

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

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.


Students must successfully complete the outdoor experiences and physical activity requirements of each unit (approximately 40 to 60 days in total over the course duration).


This course consists of units in sport and outdoor recreation and minor studies, incorporating compulsory and elective units, and fieldwork.


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
  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness
  • two approved six-point minor studies discipline units in consultation with the course adviser

Second year

  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2613 Adventure education
  • EDF2614 Outdoor leadership and programming
  • EDF2615 Community physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2616 Coaching
  • two approved six-point minor studies discipline units in consultation with the course adviser.

Third year

  • 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
  • EDF3617 Professional practice in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • four approved sport and outdoor recreation electives in consultation with the course adviser


Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation