The Australian Sporting Industry

University of Canberra
Sydney, Australia

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    The Australian Sporting Industry

  • Location


  • Host University

    University of Canberra

    The University of Canberra’s sprawling campus is nestled among a beautiful landscape with clean air, tall trees, native vegetation, and lots of native wildlife, including parrots, cockatoos, and kangaroos. During the Australian Sporting Industry program courses will be taught by faculty from Canberra’s Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and will cover several aspects of the sporting industry such as Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Management, and Sport Psychology as well as provide access to some of best sporting facilities in the world, network and industry linkages.

    Cricos Code: 00212K

  • Term

    Summer 3 2020

  • Program Dates

    Early Jun, 2020 - Late Jun, 2020

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Mar 15, 2020

  • Credit

    3 Credit Points

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


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Program Description

Designed to immerse you in the sporting industry of Australia, this unique three week program offers the opportunity to explore some of Australia's bucket-list locations including Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, and Cairns, while observing and participating in activities that combine both theoretical and practical knowledge of Australian sport. Not only will you get to experience life at the Australian Institute of Sport, a world-class sporting facility where national and international athletes train, you will also get to participate in a variety of activities including snorkeling, whitewater rafting, Rugby and AFL games, the Great Ocean Road tour, an Aboriginal park visit, and holding a koala!

You will gain coaching advice, increase your marketing skills by marketing sports the Australian way, and gain an insight on nutrition, sports research, psychology, and human movement and fitness. The program is conducted by the University of Canberra and taught in English by host university professors.



Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University


Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox



Credit Points


Recommended U.S. Semester Credits


Recommended U.S. Quarter Units


Academic Information

    3 University of Canberra credit points = 3 -4 U.S. semester credits (4 - 6 U.S. quarter credits). The final decision regarding credit transfer is determined by the students' home universities.
    Students will enroll in both courses and take them concurrently. Part A will begin prior to departure and continue abroad; Part B coursework will begin abroad and conclude a couple weeks after returning home.


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Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Jeffrey Sendejar

Program Manager, Australia


Ignacio "Nacho" Rubio Perez

Resident Director, Australia

Dharma Bendersky

Director of Operations, Australia

Laura Carroll

Programs Assistant, Australia

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Aussie lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Australia. During this unique three-week travel program you will live in a combination of hotels and dorms, depending on the city.

Housing is included in the program price; however, you will pay a $300 refundable security deposit. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.


While in Canberra, you will stay in the Athlete Village at the Australian Institute of Sport and train alongside elite Australian and international athletes in the communal environment of the AIS Athletes' Residence. Some meals will be included, and you will have access to laundry facilities.


During the Melbourne, Sydney, and Cairns stops on the Australian Sporting Industry program, you will be staying in hotels and hostels. Each accommodation is centrally located within the city, allowing for easy access to entertainment, shopping, and dining right out your doorstep. Meals and laundry services are not included, but you will have access to a full kitchen where you can make meals.



The excursions included in the Australian Sporting Industry program allows you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of Australia that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will go on several day trips to the following destinations.

Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program

Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.

Blue Mountain National Park

Trek to Australia’s beautiful Blue Mountains National park via chartered coach along with your fellow ISA students for a day full of discovery. During this day trip you will learn about indigenous culture on a guided bushwalk, capture picture-perfect views of the park’s expansive forests, and marvel at the iconic Three Sisters Rock formation.

Jervis Bay

Take time to get outside the city and explore the wonders of Australia's eastern coast. On this overnight excursions you will relax on pristine, white sand beaches, take a guided bush tour through Jervis Bay National park and if you're lucky be the first to spot a dolphin or whale out in the bay.

Cultural Activities in Sydney

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Sydney. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Sydney special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a classic Aussie BBQ, attending an AFL Football game, attending a local beach clean up, iconic Coogee to Bondi coastal walk, and museum visits.