Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeD394

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) is designed for students who wish to gain expertise in both exercise and sport science and business (sport management). Graduates of this combined course will be equipped to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and make a marked impact on the continued development of the Australian sporting industry.

The exercise and sport science aspect of the course will equip you with the necessary skills, understanding and attitudes to pursue a professional career in the exercise and sport fields. The core units provide an understanding of the sciences underpinning both competitive sport and recreational physical activity, and the relationship between physical activity and health. You can further your knowledge and explore other study areas of interest by choosing elective units in physiology, metabolism, behaviour, movement and physical activity. The business (sport management) component provides you with a solid foundation in business studies, and the unique knowledge and specialist skills required by sport managers in Australian organisations, as identified within the industry.

Alternative exits

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) (M391)
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (H343)

Work-Integrated Learning

This combined course features extensive practical experience in exercise and sport science so you can start your career before you graduate with hands-on work placement experience.

You have the opportunity to undertake hands-on experience in a variety of sporting, exercise or health environments. These may vary from local, state or national sporting organisations and professional sporting clubs; state and national institutes of sport; as well as health, fitness and rehabilitation providers. The roles can involve coaching, sport science, sports administration, sport management, rehabilitation and fitness. Many graduates have been offered work based on their excellent fieldwork performance.

^Indicates compulsory practicum core unit students need to complete in this course - refer course structure.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$8,707Not applicable$28,520

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) comprises 32 credit points. 16 credit points are from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science comprising 14 core units and two HSE electives at year 2 or 3. HSE312 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum is a core unit and can be completed in either Trimester 1 or 2. The Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) requires completion of 16 credit points (all of which are core units).

Students are required to complete HSE010 Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory Safety prior to their first laboratory based unit in this course.

Students must also complete MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies. This is a compulsory unit for all students commencing studies with the Faculty of Business and Law and will help students to get off to the best possible start in developing academic communication skills at Deakin.

Note: All students completing HSE101 are required to complete a Level 2 First Aid at their own expense. Current Level 2 First Aid certificates will be accepted.

Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HSE103Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice

HBS109Human Structure and Function

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit points)

MMS100Sport Organisation

Trimester 2

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HBS110Health Behaviour

MMS101Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS171Business Analytics

Level 2
Trimester 1

HSE101Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

HSE201Exercise Physiology

MAE101Economic Principles

MLC101Business Law

Trimester 2

HBS108Health Information and Data


MAF101Fundamentals of Finance


Level 3
Trimester 1
HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

MIS101Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK277Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE302Exercise Programming

MMH299Unit description is currently unavailable

MMS313Sport Leadership and Governance

Level 4

Trimester 1
HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum ^

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit
MLC310Sport and the Law

MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

Trimester 2

HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum (if not completed in Trimester 1)

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MMS306Sport Management Practicum

MMS308Sport Marketing

HSE Level 2 and 3 elective units:

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE313Understanding Children's Physical Activity

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE316Physical Activity and Population Health

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics