Undergraduate degree

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Deakin's undergraduate Exercise/Sport Science/Business course will provide a great range of learning related to sport, health and business management.

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Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course information

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) is designed for students who wish to gain a broad understanding of sport through learning about both the business and management of sporting organisations and as well as the science behind elite performance and participation in sport.

The Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) core degree provides you with a strong foundation in the management of organisations with a sport focus, and the logistics, business and administration of sporting competitions, major events and sport participation programs. You will gain unique knowledge and skills in management of organisations that support sports and events within disciplines such as marketing, finance, promotion, athlete management, sponsorship and equipment/merchandising.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is nationally recognised and the field-leading degree of its type in Victoria, where a major focus of your learning is to improve performance, health and participation of individuals, athletes and teams through training, coaching and advice. You will develop the expertise to become a professional leader in exercise and sport science while studying the biology, technology, behaviour and best practices that underpin exercise and sport science.

Graduates of this double degree will be equipped to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and the ability to make a significant contribution to the continued development of the Australian sporting industry.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) students must attain 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 32 credit points you will need to study 32 units (AKA 'subjects'). Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertaken two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points which must include 16 core units in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, 15 core units and 1 elective unit in the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).

Note for Geelong students:

  • Exercise and Sport Science (H-coded) units are offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
  • Business (Sport Management) (M-coded) units are mostly offered via Cloud (online), and/or delivered at Waterfront (Geelong)

You may need to travel between Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) to complete this course.

29

Compulsory units

3

Elective units

32

Total units

Core Units

Please refer to the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences page for course map information.

Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Physical Activity and Exercise for Health HSE111
  • Human Structure and Function HBS109
  • Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety HSE010 (0 credit points)
  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Sport Organisation MMS100
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Essentials of Exercise Delivery HSE103
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport HSE104
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Management MMM132
  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise Physiology HSE201
  • Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation HSE212
  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Law for Commerce MLC101
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Functional Human Anatomy HSE102
  • Biomechanics HSE202
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Sport in Society MMS201
  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Human Growth, Development and Ageing for Exercise Scientists HSE113
  • Exercise Programming HSE302
  • Marketing Fundamentals MMK101
  • Personal Insight MWL101
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Motor Learning and Development HSE204
  • Integrated Human Physiology HSE208
  • Sport Leadership and Governance MMS313
  • One Business and Law elective unit (level 2 or level 3)

    Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise and Sports Science Practicum HSE312
  • Clinical and Sport Biomechanics HSE323
  • Sport and the Law MLC310
  • Sport Facility and Event Management MMS307
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise HSE309
  • Nutrition for Exercise Scientists HSE330
  • Sport Management Practicum MMS306
  • Sport Marketing MMS308
  • HSE Level 2 and Level 3 Elective units

  • Integrated Human Physiology HSE208
  • Exercise Metabolism HSE303
  • Physiology of Sport Performance HSE304
  • Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise HSE309
  • Applied Sports Science 1 HSE311
  • Children's Physical Activity and Sport HSE313
  • Applied Sports Science 2 HSE314
  • Physical Activity and Population Health HSE316
  • Exercise in Health and Disease HSE320
  • Clinical and Sport Biomechanics HSE323
  • Key information

    Award granted

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

    Year
    2018 course information
    VTAC code
    1400314683 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
    1400514683 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
    Deakin code
    D394
    CRICOS code
    072594F
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    This course structure is for students commencing Trimester 1 2018 onwards. Students who commenced their course in 2017, please go to the 2017 course handbook entry

    Note for Geelong students:

    • Exercise and Sport Science (H-coded) units are offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    • Business (Sport Management) (M-coded) units are mostly offered via Cloud (online), and/or delivered at Waterfront (Geelong)

    Students may need to travel between Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) to complete this course

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    This combined course features extensive practical experience in exercise and sport science so you can start your career before you graduate with hands-on work placement experience.

    You have the opportunity to undertake hands-on experience in a variety of sporting, exercise or health environments. These may vary from local, state or national sporting organisations and professional sporting clubs; state and national institutes of sport; as well as health, fitness and rehabilitation providers. The roles can involve coaching, sport science, sports administration, sport management, rehabilitation and fitness. Many graduates have been offered work based on their excellent fieldwork performance.

    ^Indicates compulsory practicum core unit students need to complete in this course - refer course structure.

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Work experience

    Exercise and Sport Science

    The Exercise and Sport Science Practicum gives you the opportunity to undertake a formalised fieldwork experience of a minimum of 140 hours in an exercise and sport organisational setting. You will be responsible for selecting and negotiating an appropriate work experience. Field experiences are intended to provide you with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in areas of exercise and sport science which will enhance your professional development and vocation potential.  

    Sport Management

    The Sport Management Practicum will be a placement organised by you with a host sporting organisation, association or facility for a period of 100 hours.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate entry requirements

    Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    To be advised (currently pending an announcement from the Australian Government on the 2017-18 Budget).
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    Graduates from this combined course will be equipped to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and make a marked impact on the continued development of the Australian sporting industry.

    Possible career areas vary from traditional sport, exercise and coaching occupations to well-established sports administration, management, governance and development roles. Growth areas in this sector include sports media, IT, event management, marketing, and international business. Other opportunities include sport science, sport equipment design, and marketing health and physical activity.
     
    For further information about career outcomes for this combined course, please view the entries for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).

    Please refer to the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Careers website for more information.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    See course entry for Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (H343) or Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) (M391)

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    This course can be a pathway to:

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Alternative exits

    Credit for prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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