Exercise and sport science



Learn how to apply exercise and sport science to improve the athlete, the team or the individual, through training, coaching and advice. 

Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is ranked the number one sport science school in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). You can rest assured you're learning at the cutting edge.

This course combined my passion for the biomechanics of human movement and how it functions, whilst also focusing on sport performance.


Exercise and sport science student

Study a field-leading degree

You’ll be eligible to apply for membership as an accredited exercise scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), as a sequence within Deakin’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is nationally accredited by ESSA.

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Regional and Remote Entry Scheme

From 2017 onwards, bonuses are available to help you gain entry to our field-leading Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and the combined Bachelor of Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).
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Exercise and sport science courses

Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career

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Research with us

Ideas can change the world. If you’ve got an innovative thought, take on a higher degree by research with us in our Centre for Sport Research (CSR). It brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines within the exercise and sport sciences area

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What do our students and staff say?

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Staff and students talk about the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree and the opportunities available throughout the course.

Master of Applied Sport Science

Deakin’s new Master of Applied Sport Science is designed to meet the exacting standards of the elite sporting industry. 

Soon, working in elite sports will require professional accreditation and 360 hours of work experience. The Master of Applied Sport Science involves a minimum of 220 hours, plus Deakin’s close ties to professional sporting clubs, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching staff will help you step up your career game.

Created with flexibility in mind, many of the course's units can be taken online via Deakin's Cloud Campus, as well as intensives offered at the Waurn Ponds Campus. These intensives give you the opportunity to study an entire unit over a shorter timeframe, rather than throughout a whole trimester.

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Who we work with

We work with a diverse range of partners, including:

  • Geelong Football Club
  • Melbourne Boomers
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Disability Sports Australia
  • Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute 
  • VicHealth
  • YMCA Australia

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Career opportunities

Depending on your career aspirations and areas of interest, you may choose to focus your study in specialised streams such as:

  • clinical exercise physiology
  • sports nutrition
  • psychology
  • health promotion
  • physical activity
  • applied sport science
  • sport coaching
  • strength and conditioning
  • biomechanics
  • dietetics
  • personal training
  • fitness

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