If you’re mad about sports, there’s undoubtedly no better way to indulge your passion than to study for a career in the sports and recreation industry. The Eagle Academy currently offers four Sport and Recreation centred courses available to International and Australian students, and you get to study and engage in your favourite sports.

Let’s take a look at some of the activities you’ll enjoy when you undertake a sports and recreation course.

Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding

If you love kayaking, you can enjoy double or single kayaking through the creek at Cabbage Tree Park or Frank Doyle Park in Brisbane, or Currumbin Creek on the Gold Coast, depending on which campus you’re located. You can also enjoy stand up paddleboarding at Currumbin Creek with full instruction on how to do it properly before you enter the water.


Just 40 km south of Brisbane is beautiful Venman Bushland National Park where you can enjoy bushwalking on a choice of two class 3 (gentle slope) tracks approximately 2.5 km long. While you’re out there, you can learn more about koalas and their conservation at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre, a dedicated koala education facility.

Rock Climbing and Abseiling

In Redland Bay, at the Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre, you can complete two rock climbing routes with different degrees of difficulty so you can challenge yourself. You can also engage in abseiling where you learn to abseil on 6 m, 12 m, and 18 m platforms for a physically rewarding challenge.

Low Ropes

Also at Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre is the low ropes activity to help build trust and teamwork skills. The ropes, cables and logs are 40 cm off the ground and run throughout the trees so you can challenge yourself in different ways and spot for the other participants.

If the activity you want to do is not included in our range of excursions, then, by all means, speak to us about adding it to the program. If your campus doesn’t offer your preferred activity enquire about how you might attend anyway. Students at The Eagle Academy who are not studying sport and recreation courses can also attend activities for a set fee.

Vocational Courses in Australia

At The Eagle Academy, we aim to provide the very best courses in English, Business, Outdoor Recreation, Sport and Recreation, and Fitness for Australian and international students who want to pursue a career in the hospitality, tourism, sporting and personal training, and other business areas. We’ve become well known for our friendly advice and service, and for providing all the assistance you need to study in Australia.

For more information about our range of courses, or to enrol online, fill out the form on our contact page. You can also request a free course information pack.

Our Sports & Recreation courses are available at our Brisbane and Gold Coast campuses so phone or email the one that best suits you for more information and to enrol.