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

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

Course structure applies from 2013 onwards. Continuing students may need to consult their course enrolment officer to ensure correct enrolment.

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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.

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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.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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.

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Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HSE103 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice  

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety  (0 credit points)

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies  (0 credit points)

MMS100 Sport Organisation  


Trimester 2

HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

HBS110 Health Behaviour  

MMS101 Sport in Society  

MIS171 Business Analytics  (replaces MSQ171 from 2013)


Level 2
Trimester 1

HSE101 Principles of Exercise and Sport Science  

HSE201 Exercise Physiology  

MAE101 Economic Principles  

MLC101 Business Law  


Trimester 2

HBS108 Health Information and Data  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance  

MMM132 Management  

Level 3
Trimester 1
HSE203 Exercise Behaviour  

HSE301 Principles of Exercise Prescription  

MIS101 Business Information Systems  (replaces MSC120 from 2013)

MMK277 Marketing Management  

Trimester 2

HSE204 Motor Learning and Development  

HSE302 Exercise Programming  

MMH299 Business Communication  

MMS313 Sport Leadership and Governance  

Level 4

Trimester 1
HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1  


HSE312 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum  

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MLC310 Sport and the Law  

MMS307 Sport Facility and Event Management  

Trimester 2

HSE312 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum  (if not completed in Trimester 1)

HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2  

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MMS306 Sport Management Practicum  

MMS308 Sport Marketing  

HSE Level 2 and 3 elective units:

HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology  

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism  

HSE304 Physiology of Sport Performance  

HSE309 Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise  

HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1  

HSE313 Understanding Children's Physical Activity  

HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2  

HSE316 Physical Activity and Population Health  

HSE320 Exercise in Health and Disease  

HSE323 Clinical and Sport Biomechanics  


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