Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for local students

Award granted Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science / Bachelor of Commerce
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Health
Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
Faculty of Business and Law
Melbourne Tel 03 9244 6555


CRICOS course code055180C
Deakin course code D324

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course is designed for students who wish to gain expertise in both exercise science and sport management. Graduates from this combined course will be expected to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and make a marked impact on the continued strong development of the Australian sporting industry.

The Exercise and Sport Science aspect of the course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills, understanding and attitudes to pursue professional careers in the exercise and sport fields. The core units provide students with a sound understanding of the core sciences underpinning both competitive sport and recreational physical activity and the relationship between physical activity and health. Students may choose their two credit points of elective units from the areas of physiology, metabolism, behaviour, movement and physical activity. The Commerce aspect of the course is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in business studies, and the unique knowledge and specialist skills identified within the industry required by sport managers in Australian organisations.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce - majoring in 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 Commerce requires completion of 16 credit points (all of which are core units) comprising core business units and a Sport Management major - unit set code MJ-M30012.

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.

Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS107Understanding Health

HBS109Human Structure and Function

MAE102The Global Economy

MMS100Sport Organisation

Trimester 2
HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HBS110Health Behaviour

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAE101Economic Principles

Level 2
Trimester 1
HSE101Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

HSE201Exercise Physiology

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MLC101Business Law

Trimester 2
HBS108Health Information and Data



MMS201Unit description is currently unavailable

Level 3

Trimester 1
HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE301Principles of Exercise Prescription

MSC120                 Business Information Systems (last offered 2012)


MIS101Business Information Systems (replaces MSC120 from 2013)

MLC310Sport and the Law

Trimester 2
HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE302Exercise Programming

MSQ171                  Business Data Analysis (last offered 2012)


MIS171Business Analytics (replaces MSQ171 from 2013)

MMS313Sport Leadership and Governance

Level 4

Trimester 1
HSE311Applied Sports Science 1


HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit
MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

MMK277Marketing Management

Trimester 2
HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum (if not completed in trimester 1)

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE level 2 or 3 elective unit

MMH299Business Communication

MMS308Sport Marketing

HSE Level 2 and 3 elective units:

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE313Understanding Children's Physical Activity

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE316Physical Activity and Population Health

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics


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