Sport development



Look at the ways you can increase participation in sport through various pathways: marketing, coaching and sports science. This discipline is distinctive in that it combines a few approaches to bring a unique perspective to ways of retaining and nurturing sports participants.

Gain the employment edge

Bringing together the disciplines of sport management and marketing, sport coaching and sport exercise science, you’ll get a unique set of tools to promote sport in the community.

Sport development 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

You’ll have opportunities to benefit from and participate in the latest research. You’ll have access to professional networks and contacts in the industry and the sports sector. You can also develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular area of interest in an honours year.

Learn more about researching with us

Our research partners

Research partners include:

  • Department of Health and Human services
  • Parks Victoria
  • World Health Organization
  • Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Who we work with

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

Find out more about our sport partnerships

Career opportunities

If you’d like a career that keeps you on your feet, sport development could be for you. Career paths include:

  • Coaching 
  • Sport science
  • Community sport development 
  • Leisure industry.

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