Key information

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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

Bathurst
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Duration

3 years full-time
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Session availability

Session 1 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Gain a degree like no other

No other sports media degree in Australia gives you the professional knowledge base that CSU’s Bachelor of Sports Media does. While you will gain expertise in sports media across all media platforms, you will also develop an understanding of exercise science. This combination will enable you to bring a new perspective to your media work, providing insight into injuries, conditioning and the physical demands of professional sport.

Learn from those in the know

The academic team delivering this course are all practitioners. They come from the industry and know what it takes to succeed within it. Extensive professional links and experience in a number of media fields mean our youthful academic cohort provide you with the very latest theories and practice.

Get the practical work experience you need

You'll undertake two workplace learning experiences including an internship within a media organisation. Experience the daily operations of a media operation, learn from experienced colleagues and develop a broad professional network. You may be able to undertake an internship in a large organisation like Fox Sports or the ABC, or a regional newspaper, radio station or sports news website. You might even get a job offer out of it as well!

Study your way

At CSU we believe in making study work for you. That’s why you can pursue this course on campus at Bathurst, online, or a mixture of on-campus and online subjects. Whatever your circumstances, CSU has a study mode that’s right for you.

Join the elite

CSU is an elite athlete friendly university. If you are professional sportsperson, coach, referee or emerging elite athlete, we can help you gain your qualification without disrupting your training and competition schedule.

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Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project
COM223 Communication Management

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

Work with major players

Your skills and knowledge will make your job-ready for roles with sports media’s big hitters, including national newspapers and TV channels.

Go digital

Online journalism is a dynamic and exciting arena, with the chance to provide insight and reaction in real-time. Join an online sports news outlet or start your own.

A whole world of possibilities

The well-rounded skillset this course gives you will open up career opportunities across rural and metropolitan Australia, as well as media organisations overseas.

Work with major players

Your skills and knowledge will make your job-ready for roles with sports media’s big hitters, including national newspapers and TV channels.

Go digital

Online journalism is a dynamic and exciting arena, with the chance to provide insight and reaction in real-time. Join an online sports news outlet or start your own.

A whole world of possibilities

The well-rounded skillset this course gives you will open up career opportunities across rural and metropolitan Australia, as well as media organisations overseas.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit for prior study will be approved by the Course Director, in line with the CSU Credit Policy https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

 

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Sports Media is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Sports Media is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Sports Media online or on campus.

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYNNKSSM
UACOn campusBathurstCGSYNN213377
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYNNESMJ

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYNNKSSM
UACOn campusBathurstCGSYNN213377
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYNNESMJ

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Georgia Thompson – Bachelor of Sports Studies / Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

"My lecturer helped me secure a workplace learning with the Australian Olympic Committee, enabling me to pursue my passion of working within the media department of a national sporting body. I was offered a paid internship for 2016 as part of the AOC communications team in the Sydney headquarters."

Georgia Thompson – Bachelor of Sports Studies / Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Bachelor of Sports Media with Journalism major

Year 1, Session 1
EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
EHR109 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Behaviour
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM111 Professional Writing

Year 1, Session 2
EHR126 Sports Media 1
COM112 Digital Media
JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2, Session 1
EHR128 Understanding Research
COM223 Communication Management
JRN112 Journalism in Society
JRN205 Research & Data Journalism

Year 2, Session 2
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport & Exercise
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
JRN200 Convergent Storytelling
JRN225 The Specialist Reporter

Year 2, Session 3
EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

Year 3, Session 1
EHR220 Sports Media 2
EHR327 Indigenous Peoples:  Sport, Identity & Culture
COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations
JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery

Year 3, Session 2
EHR335 Work Integrated Learning (Sports Media)
EHR333 Politics & Economics in Sport
EHR328 Ethics in Sport

Bachelor of Sports Media with Public Relations and Marketing major

Year 1, Session 1
EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
EHR109 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Behaviour
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM111 Professional Writing

Year 1, Session 2
EHR126 Sports Media 1
COM112 Digital Media
MKT110 Marketing & Society
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2, Session 1
EHR128 Understanding Research
COM223 Communication Management
COM116 What is Public Relations?
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour

Year 2, Session 2
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport & Exercise
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM232 Public Relations Strategy

Year 2, Session 3
EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

Year 3, Session 1
EHR220 Sports Media 2
EHR327 Indigenous Peoples: Sport, Identity & Culture
COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

Year 3, Session 2
EHR335 Work Integrated Learning (Sports Media)
EHR333 Politics & Economics in Sport
EHR328 Ethics in Sport

Key subjects
EHR126 Sports Media 1
EHR220 Sports Media 2
EHR335 Work Integrated Learning (Sports Media)

Bachelor of Sports Media with Journalism major

Year 1 Session 1
EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
EHR109 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Behaviour
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM111 Professional Writing

Session 2
EHR126 Sports Media 1
COM112 Digital Media
JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 Session 1
EHR128 Understanding Research
COM223 Communication Management
JRN112 Journalism in Society
JRN205 Research & Data Journalism  

Session 2
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport & Exercise
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
JRN200 Convergent Storytelling
JRN225 The Specialist Reporter

Session 3
EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project  

Year 3 Session 1
EHR220 Sports Media 2
EHR327 Indigenous Peoples:  Sport, Identity & Culture
COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations
JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery

Session 2
EHR335 Work Integrated Learning (Sports Media)
EHR333 Politics & Economics in Sport
EHR328 Ethics in Sport

Bachelor of Sports Media with Public Relations and Marketing major

Year 1 Session 1
EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
EHR109 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Behaviour
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM111 Professional Writing

Session 2
EHR126 Sports Media 1
COM112 Digital Media
MKT110 Marketing & Society
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 Session 1
EHR128 Understanding Research
COM223 Communication Management
COM116 What is Public Relations?
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour

Session 2
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport & Exercise
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM232 Public Relations Strategy

Session 3
EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

Year 3 Session 1
EHR220 Sports Media 2
EHR327 Indigenous Peoples:  Sport, Identity & Culture
COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

Session 2
EHR335 Work Integrated Learning (Sports Media)
EHR333 Politics & Economics in Sport
EHR328 Ethics in Sport

Bachelor of Sports Media with Journalism major – Part Time and Online enrolment pattern

Year 1 Session 1
EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
COM111 Professional Writing

Session 2
JRN101 Newsgathering and Writing
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour

Session 2
EHR126 Sports Media 1
COM112 Digital Media

Year 3 Session 1
EHR128 Understanding Research
JRN112 Journalism in Society

Session 2
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
JRN200 Convergent Storytelling

Year 4 Session 1
COM223 Communication Management
JRN205 Research and Data Journalism

Session 2
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing and the Law

Session 3
EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

Year 5 Session 1
EHR220 Sports Media 2
JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism

Session 2
EHR333 Politics and Economics in Sport
EHR328 Ethics in Sport

Year 6 Session 1
EHR327 Indigenous Peoples: Sport, Identity and Culture
COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication

Session 2
EHR335 Work Integrated Learning (Sports Media)

Bachelor of Sports Media with Public Relations and Marketing major - Part Time and Online enrolment pattern

Year 1 Session 1
EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
COM111 Professional Writing

Session 2
MKT110 Marketing and Society
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour

Session 2
EHR126 Sports Media 1
COM112 Digital Media

Year 3 Session 1
EHR128 Understanding Research
COM116 What is Public Relations?

Session 2
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
COM222 Public Relations Tactics

Year 4 Session 1
COM223 Communication Management
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour

Session 2
EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management

Session 3
EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

Year 5 Session 1
EHR220 Sports Media 2
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

Session 2
EHR333 Politics & Economics in Sport
EHR328 Ethics in Sport

Year 6 Session 1
EHR327 Indigenous Peoples: Sport, Identity and Culture
COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication

Session 2
EHR335 Work Integrated Learning (Sports Media)

 

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

192 credit points including successful completion of both workplace subjects: EHR320 and EHR335.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

31 Aug 2017
2017 Session 3 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

31 Aug 2017
2017 Session 3 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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