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

Course summary for current students

Year2017 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 CampusNo
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.

Indicative student workload

As a student in the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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

Please refer to the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences page for course grid information.

Year 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

Year 1 - Trimester 2

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HBS110Health Behaviour

MAE101Economic Principles

MMM132Management

Year 2 - Trimester 1

HSE101Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

HSE201Exercise Physiology

MIS171Business Analytics

MLC101Business Law

Year 2 - Trimester 2

HSE104Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport

HSE202Biomechanics

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MMS201Sport in Society

Year 3 - Trimester 1

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals

MWL101Personal Insight

Year 3 - Trimester 2

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE302Exercise Programming

MMS313Sport Leadership and Governance

Business and Law elective unit

Year 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

Year 4 - Trimester 2

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

OR

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MMS306Sport Management Practicum

MMS308Sport Marketing

HSE Level 2 and Level 3 Elective units

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE227Volunteering in Sport and Physical Activity

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

Work experience

Exercise and Sport Science

The Exercise and Sport Science Practicum gives you the opportunity to undertake a formalised fieldwork experience of a minimum of 140 hours in an exercise and sport organisational setting. You will be responsible for selecting and negotiating an appropriate work experience. Field experiences are intended to provide you with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in areas of exercise and sport science which will enhance your professional development and vocation potential.  

Sport Management

The Sport Management Practicum will be a placement organised by you with a host sporting organisation, association or facility for a period of 100 hours.