School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Exercise and nutrition are increasingly in the spotlight – and for good reason. Developments in this area, often from Deakin, regularly lead to improved public health and enhanced sporting performance.

This attention (from academia, the industry and the public) means more career opportunities for our students and increased opportunities for funding for our researchers.

Our disciplines

All the courses we offer at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences are grouped into 13 disciplines.

Beyond the books

At the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, we know that to be completely 'job ready' you need to know how to apply your skills in the real world.

To prepare you for your chosen career, you'll have plenty of opportunities to experience the workplace and even study abroad.

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Our teaching and research is driven by the need to improve nutrition and promote physical activity. Without such strategies we face an increased risk of serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.



3D GAIT – a world first

At our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, students, researchers and the public can use our 3D GAIT lab. It features world-first equipment, including a treadmill hooked up to a 3D motion capture system. 

The lab feeds into the world's largest database of scientific 3D biomechanical walking and running data.

Find out more about our 3D GAIT lab

Read about all our facilities

High-impact research

Our researchers focus on the role of exercise and nutrition in preventing disease and enhancing human performance. 

Our strong ties with the government, health industry and community means our research directly shapes local, national and global policies.

Find out more about the school's research

The school hosts five research centres and units:

Contact us

General enquiries
+61 3 9251 7777
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