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

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted

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

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Health
Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Faculty of Business and Law
Melbourne Tel 03 9244 6555

Email enqblm@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
VTAC Codes1400310391 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400314681 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514681 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D394

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.

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.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this combined course will be equipped to provide enhanced professional leadership in the field and make a marked impact on the continued development of the Australian sporting industry.

Possible career areas vary from traditional sport, exercise and coaching occupations to well-established sports administration, management, governance and development roles. Growth areas in this sector include sports media, IT, event management, marketing, and international business. Other opportunities include sport science, sport equipment design, and marketing health and physical activity.
 
For further information about career outcomes for this combined course, please view the entries for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).

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 and 2 elective units in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, 15 core units and 1 elective unit in the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).

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.

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

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-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.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Some students may be eligible for the VTAC Exercise and Sport Science Regional and Remote Bonus

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017

Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.

Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application

If you are:

  • not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
  • applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.

a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

Alternate exits

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) (M391)
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (H343)

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.

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.