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Sport coaching

Our coaching program has been developed with national sporting organisations, elite coaches and expert academics to deliver innovative coaching theory and practice. You’ll learn to create a coaching philosophy, as well as plan and run coaching sessions.

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

Strong industry partnerships: including YMCA, VIS and Geelong Football Club

Career opportunities

Huddle ‘round. If the thought of motivating and inspiring anyone from elite athletes to mere mortals gets you out of bed in the morning, sports coaching could be for you. Career paths and fields include:

  • high-performance coaching
  • coaching at the community level.
  • sport science

*ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments

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.

Study a field-leading degree

The coaching program allows participants to gain national coaching accreditation.

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Research with us

If you’ve got an innovative idea to bring to the world of coaching, don’t let the other team know – bring it to us and we’ll help you breathe it into life! At Deakin, the Centre for Sport Research brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines within the Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Learn more about researching with us

Who we work with

We're excited to work with a range of partners, including:

  • Geelong Football Club
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Exercise Research Australia
  • Disability Sports Australia
  • Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • VicHealth
  • YMCA Australia.

Find out more about our sport partnerships

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