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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

Email enqblm@deakin.edu.au

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.

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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.

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Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

MAE102 The Global Economy  

MMS100 Sport Organisation  

Trimester 2
HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

HBS110 Health Behaviour  

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MAE101 Economic Principles  

Level 2
Trimester 1
HSE101 Principles of Exercise and Sport Science  

HSE201 Exercise Physiology  

MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance  

MLC101 Business Law  

Trimester 2
HBS108 Health Information and Data  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

MMM132 Management  

MMS201 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Level 3

Trimester 1
HSE203 Exercise Behaviour  

HSE301 Principles of Exercise Prescription  

MSC120                 Business Information Systems (last offered 2012)


MIS101 Business Information Systems  (replaces MSC120 from 2013)

MLC310 Sport and the Law  

Trimester 2
HSE204 Motor Learning and Development  

HSE302 Exercise Programming  


MSQ171                  Business Data Analysis (last offered 2012)


MIS171 Business Analytics  (replaces MSQ171 from 2013)

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
MMS307 Sport Facility and Event Management  

MMK277 Marketing 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

MMH299 Business Communication  

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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