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Sports Nutrition

Help elite athletes get the most out of their bodies and achieve peak performance through food and nutrition. If you enjoy food preparation, health and wellbeing – and have great communication skills – a career in sports nutrition could be for you.

Sport Science at Deakin: ranked number 1 school globally*

Research partners include: YMCA, VICHealth and Diabetes Australia

Career opportunities

As a sports nutritionist, you’ll consult directly with athletes or work alongside other professionals in a sporting club or an elite training institute.

*as ranked by ARWU

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

My biggest fear is looking back at a time and regretting not giving it a go or not giving it 100%, especially in sport.

Madeleine Hogan

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/paralympian

Industry-informed teaching

As a sports nutrition student, you'll have industry-ready workplace experience and professional training, as well as a chance to study overseas.

Find out more about our sport partnerships

Research with us

You’ll have the opportunity to do your sports nutrition research with some of the best sporting partnerships in Australia. As a higher degree by research student, you’ll have the chance to work with organisations like the Geelong Football Club and the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Learn more about researching with us

Our research partners

Research partners include:

  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Dairy Australia
  • Diabetes Australia – Vic
  • Disability Sports Victoria
  • Food Australia
  • Geelong Football Club
  • Heart Foundation
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • VicHealth
  • YMCA Australia.

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