Become a Sport Program or Facility Manager.
Get down to business and turn your business acumen and passion for fitness into a career.
If you have a passion for sport and recreation, and a strong head for business, this qualification is your ticket to a rewarding career in sports management.
The Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management will enable you to step up into a managerial position in an elite sports complex and give you the choice to work in a range of job sectors.
From the moment you graduate, you will be equipped with the practical skills required to manage a successful and thriving fitness centre. You will learn how to develop marketing strategies, coordinate client service activities, obtain sponsorships and finance management. In addition, you’ll also be able to recruit and lead staff, manage organisational risk and maintain work health and safety systems.
To broaden your understanding of the sport and recreation industry and gain a competitive edge, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers offer a range of elective subjects that will give you a deeper understanding of event planning, fitness equipment management and more.
The Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management is a Nationally Recognised course.
Once obtained, the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management will enable you to work as a fully qualified Program Manager or Facility Manager. It will also allow you to gain employment in fitness areas such as:
Assistant Center Manager
Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management.
- Are completed online
- There are no set number of practical hours. However, candidates must have access to a sport and recreation facility as well as a Supervisor/Manager to observe practical application.
Up to 24 months
- 20 course units to complete.
- Complete 1 course unit every week to graduate in 24 months.
Studying the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management with AIPT is flexible and you can tailor it to suit your needs.
Study the theoretical elements of this course anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.
20 course units to complete.
Completed online, at your own pace.
For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to:
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
There are a set number of hours. However, candidates must have access to a sport and recreation facility as well as a Supervisor/Manager to observe the practical application.
Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:
Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
Cost & payment.
You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.
Your course fee includes
Delivery and assessment of your qualification
Study materials (All learning resources)
Ongoing support from our Education Team.
We offer two payment methods
Full fee upfront
For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.
Why choose AIPT?
100+ campus locations
We're all around Australia, with locations near you.
Flexible payment options
A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.
Learn from real fitness professionals, in real gyms
Designed to give you a practical experience in a real gym environment.
Largest network of industry partnerships
The largest network of employers, fitness professionals and fitness business owners.
I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch during the enrolment process. The AIPT team are always available to help you and answer any questions you may have.
They have an excellent range of courses on offer, as well as superb customer service that made me feel welcomed and supported throughout my studies.
Having the opportunity to study my theory online and at my own pace allowed me the freedom to continue working my full-time job. The face-to-face branch of the studies was an amazing experience to be able to work with my instructor, who had many years of experience in the industry.
AIPT supported me from the moment I joined. Even through Covid times, they carried on and were always there for me if I needed anything. AIPT customer service is a real credit to them; they are amazing.
Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and start a university degree. They made this possible by allowing flexibility throughout my study while still ensuring I received the highest possible education throughout the course. The range of payment plans was also a significant factor for me.
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