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
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
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 course 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.


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.

For the outcomes of the Bachelor of 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 consists of studies in business (96 points) and studies in sport and outdoor recreation (96 points), incorporating compulsory and elective units.

Areas of study


Business component

Students must complete:

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

(ii.) a major of eight* units (48 points):

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

* 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 need to complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units taken in one of the majors offered 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

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

Alternative exit(s)

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the business requirements for the double degree course.


Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation