Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
This field-leading degree applies knowledge and skills in exercise and sport science to improve the athlete, the team or the individual, through training, coaching and advice. You will develop the necessary competencies to become professional leaders in exercise and sport science and allied fields, and have the opportunity to study the biological, sociological and behavioural bases of exercise and sport science. This is the first undergraduate course in Victoria that directly facilitates eligibility to apply for accredited membership as an Exercise Scientist by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
Why study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin?
Become eligible for accreditation as an Exercise Scientist by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
The Exercise Science – ESSA sequence of units which students can elect to undertake within the degree is nationally accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and was the first Victorian university to obtain this accreditation. This accreditation recognises our course's long standing commitment to quality standards in education and curriculum delivery.
Obtain hands on practical experience in exercise and sports science
Students get direct hands-on experience utilising our first class facilities in our exercise laboratories and learn how to apply knowledge and skills in exercise and sport science to improve the athlete, team or individual through training, coaching and advice.
Students also obtain industry-based learning gained through a compulsory industry placement unit taken in their final year of study.
Become professional leaders in exercise and sport science
Students will develop the necessary competencies to become professional leaders in exercise and sport science and allied fields, and have the opportunity to study the biological, sociological and behavioural bases of exercise and sport science.
Students can also gain relevant qualifications as a consequence of their studies such as a Certificate 3 in Fitness and a Track and Field Coaching certificate.
The course equips graduates with the life-long learning skills, understanding and attitudes necessary to pursue professional careers in diverse fields such as sport, fitness, health, rehabilitation, sport business, research and tertiary education.
Graduates may also be eligible to apply for higher degrees such as the honours program or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Detailed course information
Applications for campus and Cloud (online) study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
The quest for new knowledge in the sport and exercise sciences and the communication of this knowledge to train and educate athletes, coaches, and fellow practitioners drives the academic staff within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Immersed in this environment throughout their degree, exercise and sport science graduates can also play important roles in the research and tertiary education sectors.
Deakin University has a more Applied (real-world) Research focus, it was a natural progression to undertake my PhD research here. The facilities and support from the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has helped a great deal and has contributed to the successes I have experienced with my research program.
If you want to develop research skills working with real people in an applied sports (or human performance) setting, Deakin is a great place to study.