University of the Sunshine Coast

Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

University of the Sunshine Coast

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094768G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Share your love of outdoor recreation and nature with others.

Help people experience the joy of nature and promote active lifestyles.

The first of its kind in Queensland, this program teaches you the skills to work with people, engaging them in more active lifestyles and helping them to connect with and appreciate nature. This program 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

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 25,600 Per Year Read more76,800 for the entire course
Start date: 24 February 2020
20 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556

Entry criteria

A minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.
be at least 18 years old when you start study

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion with a minimum grade of 65%; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion with a minimum overall score of 60%; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.


University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556