discipline

Physical activity and health

Explore physical activity and how it relates to the health of the community, population and individuals. As a physical activity and health specialist, you can create programs to improve participation in physical activity and assess program effectiveness.

Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: ranked #1 in the world*

IPAN: connect with our world leading research institute*

Career opportunities

Graduates have gone on to accept rewarding roles in physical activity and health, such as:

  • health partnerships coordinator
  • health and wellbeing planning officer
  • health promotion officer
  • physical activity coordinator
  • project manager
  • recreation officer
  • sports development coordinator

With further study you could also work in research or clinical settings.

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*Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition

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.

The forefront of a major health problem

Students undertaking this major will develop an in-depth understanding of current research evidence relating to physical activity and sedentary behaviour and how it relates to the health of the community, population and individuals.

Research with us

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) is a world-leading research institute. Over the past decade, our research has made a real difference in improving the health of Australians.

Learn more about researching with us

What do our students and staff say?

Megan Dalley – Bachelor of Health Sciences

Find out what Deakin student Megan Dalley, who is majoring in psychology, and physical activity and health, has to say about her Deakin health sciences experience.

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