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

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
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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

Note for Geelong students:

  • Exercise and Sport Science (H-coded) units are offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
  • Business (Sport Management) (M-coded) units are mostly offered via Cloud (online), and/or delivered at Waterfront (Geelong)

Students may need to travel between Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) to complete this course

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) is designed for students who wish to gain a broad understanding of sport through learning about both the business and management of sporting organisations and as well as the science behind elite performance and participation in sport.

The Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) core degree provides you with a strong foundation in the management of organisations with a sport focus, and the logistics, business and administration of sporting competitions, major events and sport participation programs. You will gain unique knowledge and skills in management of organisations that support sports and events within disciplines such as marketing, finance, promotion, athlete management, sponsorship and equipment/merchandising.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is nationally recognised and the field-leading degree of its type in Victoria, where a major focus of your learning is to improve performance, health and participation of individuals, athletes and teams through training, coaching and advice. You will develop the expertise to become a professional leader in exercise and sport science while studying the biology, technology, behaviour and best practices that underpin exercise and sport science.

Graduates of this double degree will be equipped to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and the ability to make a significant contribution to the continued development of the Australian sporting 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

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

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 eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) students must attain 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 32 credit points you will need to study 32 units (AKA 'subjects'). Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertaken two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points which must include:

  • 14 core units in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • 2 HSE electives at year 2 or 3
  • HSE010 Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory Safety must be completed prior to your first laboratory based unit in this course
  • HSE312 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum is a core unit and can be completed in either Trimester 1 or 2
  • HSE101 Principles of Exercise and Sport Science students are required to complete a Level 2 First Aid at your own expense. Current Level 2 First Aid certificates will be accepted.
  • 15 core units in the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
  • 1 Business and Law elective unit
  • MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies is a compulsory unit for all students commencing studies with the Faculty of Business and Law and will help you to get off to the best possible start in developing academic communication skills at Deakin

Note for Geelong students:

  • Exercise and Sport Science (H-coded) units are offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
  • Business (Sport Management) (M-coded) units are mostly offered via Cloud (online), and/or delivered at Waterfront (Geelong)

You may need to travel between Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) to complete this course.

Course structure

Core Units

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

Level 1 - Trimester 2

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HBS110Health Behaviour

MIS171Business Analytics

MLC101Business Law

Level 2 - Trimester 1

HSE101Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

HSE201Exercise Physiology

MAE101Economic Principles

MMS201Sport in Society

Level 2 - Trimester 2

HSE104Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport

HSE202Biomechanics

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MMM132Management

Level 3 - Trimester 1

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals

Business and Law elective unit

Level 3 - Trimester 2

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE302Exercise Programming

MMS313Sport Leadership and Governance

MWL101Personal Insight

Level 4 - Trimester 1

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

Or

HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum ^

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MLC310Sport and the Law

MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

Level 4 - Trimester 2

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

Or

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MMS306Sport Management Practicum

MMS308Sport Marketing

HSE Level 2 and Level 3 Elective units

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE313Children's Physical Activity and Sport

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE316Physical Activity and Population Health

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics