At the top-tier of athletics, mind blowing demands are placed upon the human body. Already exceptional individuals are pushed to recreate world class feats of agility, speed, strength and endurance week in and week out for our enjoyment as professional athletes, watched and critiqued by millions of onlookers.

But who do these unique sports talents turn to when they need to optimize and coordinate all of the aspects of physical fitness? They turn to proven performance specialists like Steve Nance, the man behind the development and implementation of Fit Education’s professional Diploma of Sports Development. In this comprehensive course, Steve and his team have brought together years of industry insights from working at the very pinnacle of sports performance, with English Premier League clubs like Fulham FC and Professional Rugby League and Union teams like the Brisbane Broncos and the Wallaby’s. These insights have been compiled into a series of data-based modules that touch upon every facet of elite athletic development, in the 21st century. Read More

Are You Interested In A Diploma In Sport Development Online?

Then you can take your fitness career to the next level with the help of Fit Education. We have been training some of the best sports and fitness professionals working in the industry for over a decade. Our courses are delivered and assessed by fully trained professionals who work in the industry so that our course content is always on the cutting edge of fitness and health. Our students gain access to the very best training techniques and exciting networking opportunities to help access and secure the most highly coveted positions in the field. Advance your career by enrolling for a diploma of sports development online, study in your own time around your own schedule and earn your qualification your own way.

Take Your Career To A Higher Level

If you have an interest in becoming a sports trainer, a high-performance coach or a sports development manager then our diploma in sports development is the perfect course for you. This diploma provides students with the necessary skills to:

  • Help athletes through sports psychology
  • Prevent and manage an athlete’s injury
  • Bring evidence-based practice to exercise programs
  • Give detailed nutrition information to athletes
  • Efficiently use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
  • Bring anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
  • Explore marketing opportunities
  • Increase their understanding and awareness of drugs in sport

This online course comprises of five modules in total. Students take on coursework that covers:

  • Issues that affect sportspeople
  • Advanced strength and conditioning
  • Advanced physical therapy
  • Marketing
  • Group project work

Get Financial Assistance for Your Diploma

It is predicted that there will be an increased need for highly trained health and fitness professionals in the very near future. For this reason, the Australian government has made provisions for Vocational Education Student Loans (VSL) granting financial assistance to students of our sports development diploma. Fit Education is one of the few institutions to be accredited with VSL, so now our students can get straight down to their studies without the worry of having to pay fees. This means you can get a headstart on your career in health and fitness. When you qualify with your diploma there will be a wealth of opportunities from which you can choose. there has never been a better time to enrol in our sports development diploma.

Invest In Your Future Today

When it comes to progressing your career in sport, health and fitness, Fit Education is the number one training resource. Our graduates are today working around the world in some of the greatest sporting institutions; many have even established their own thriving health and fitness businesses. You could join in their success by studying a diploma of sport development and forging a career for yourself. Why not take a look at our past student testimonials as well as the job listings on our website to see how much we have helped, and continue to help, those who dream of a fitter, happier future in sports development.

Fit Education provides personal training, strength and conditioning and instructors courses. View our certificate III and IV outline or our diplomas, for the more advanced courses.

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Be your best you and fast-track your career with the Diploma of Sports Development. You can ENROL Now or download our course guide for more information. With VET Student Loans available for this course there is nothing standing in your way to rise above the crown in 2018.


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With the ABS now predicting a 34%* increase in demand for personal trainers by 2020, the government is putting its full faith behind vocational training programs for health and fitness professionals.As a leader and pioneer in this field, Fit Education is one of the few dedicated fitness education registered training organisations to achieve accreditation for the government’s Vocational Educational Training Student Loan (VSL) program. This government loan scheme allows our professional students to gain all of the benefits of our diploma program with financial assistance so they can stop dreaming and take action immediately. At Fit Education, we’re dedicated to making a career in sports performance a reality for professional trainers nationally. What are you waiting for? Enrol Today.



The Diploma of Sports Development is geared towards experienced fitness professionals who are looking to take the next giant step in their career. At Fit Education we’ll connect you to many of Australia’s top sports performance experts. Together these professionals offer a unique mix of cutting-edge training techniques and exciting networking opportunities that can help you access, and secure the most highly coveted positions in the field.

If you’re struggling to translate your motivation and background into real income, the insider knowledge in this program will provide the competitive advantage you’ve been crying out for. From health and fitness specific marketing techniques, to advanced strength and conditioning courses based on the very latest in scientific research, our Diploma in Sports Development gives you the tools you need to become a true leader in the field of athletic performance.

Whether you’re looking to enter the world of professional sports, or you’re simply looking to expand upon your existing business model, this program will be a vital asset in your career moving forward.


Issues Affecting Sportspeople
  • SISSSCO306 Provide drugs in sport information
  • SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes
  • SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
  • SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • SISSSCO512 Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
  • SISSSCO513 Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
  • SISXICT001 Select and use technology for sport, fitness, and recreation work
  • ICAICT308A Use advanced features of computer applications
Advanced PT
  • SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs
  • SISFFIT029 Apply anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
  • SISXCCS403A Determine needs of client populations
  • SISXRSK502A Manage organisational risks
  • SISXWHS402 Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
  • BSBMKG501B Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBMKG502B Establish and adjust the marketing mix
  • BSBMKG514B Implement and monitor marketing activities
Group Project

What our students say

“The Fit Education course was a great opportunity for me to gain experience and learn new things about the fitness industry. The teaching team have a great theoretical basis, as well as years of experience.”

Veronika Larisova
“Perhaps the best attribute of the course was its flexibility. Often I had the choice of ‘at home’ or ‘in the classroom’ studies. In particular Steve’s first-rate, hands-on knowledge proved invaluable to my learning experience. I would recommend the course to anyone seeking a career in the fitness industry.”

Gary Belcher
“The learning outcomes exceeded my expectations, thanks to examples from Steve Nance’s career, the facilities, and the full gym on offer. I have now secured a full-time personal trainer position at Jetts Fitness, Taringa, as well as creating my own personal training business, Equipt Personal Training.”

Braden Hibberd
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