On 24 July, Cadel Evans became the first Australian to win the Tour de France. Although cycling is not a traditional Australian sport (like Australian rules football or cricket), winning the Tour is a remarkable feat of athleticism — congrats Cadel!
If Cadel’s victory has put you in the sporting spirit and you’re wondering how to incorporate sports into your Australian study experience, read on! Generally speaking, Australians like to play sports. And since an important part of studying in Australia is immersing yourself in the culture, why not take a few sports-related classes while you’re there?
Can’t commit to a full semester? Take a short course! The University of Canberra offers a three-week session in June about Australian Sporting Industry. Learn about the different aspects of sports industry like kinesiology, coaching, training, management, motivation and media at the University of Canberra’s National Institute of Sports Studies. You can read more about it here.
Want something a little splashier? Southern Cross University’s Diploma of Sports Management is specially designed for students interested in surfing industry. Career opportunities within the industry include manufacturing, sales, tourism, and education — learn more here.
You can of course also just take a sports management class or two during a semester in Australia; find a program with our Course Search here.
And who knows where these sports courses will take you? Perhaps one day, you’ll be wearing a yellow jersey of your own…