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Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
The first of its kind in Queensland, this Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies program at University of the Sunshine Coast teaches you the skills to work with people, engaging them in more active lifestyles and helping them to connect with and appreciate nature. 
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Overview

This Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies program at University of the Sunshine Coast gives you a broad, versatile education in health and physical education, outdoor environmental studies, and sports coaching.

In this program you will:

  • attend more than 25 outdoor environmental studies fieldwork days in the Sunshine Coast area, including Fraser Island.
  • study an innovative four-course minor culminating with an expedition and leadership experiences.
  • learn to coach a range of sports, recreational activities, adventure activities, and outdoor environmental education activities and develop your expertise in experiential, active learning and teaching strategies.
  • become equipped with the skills, knowledge, and experience to journey safely with participants in a range of natural environments and to study the relationships that humans have with nature.
  • tailor your studies to your personal interests and career ambitions by selecting from a wide range of elective courses in complementary areas such as tourism, leisure and event management, restoration and conservation, indigenous studies, marine science or sustainability.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you can pursue work with secondary schools, private colleges, outdoor/environmental education centres, universities or private companies/businesses.
  • Outdoor leader
  • Outdoor guide
  • Sports coach
  • Outdoor recreation officer
  • Environmental interpretation guide
  • Adventure tourism guide
  • Ecotourism guide

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Communication and Thought
  • Outdoor Living and Travel Skills
  • Foundations of Outdoor Environmental Studies
  • Leading Groups in Outdoor Environments
  • Fraser Island Expedition*
  • Leading Coastal Environmental Studies
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 094768G

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications (eg professional qualifications, employment experience, Special Tertiary Admissions Test).
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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