Sport facilities

From our state-of-the-art Elite Sports Precinct to our labs and equipment, Deakin's sport facilities are second to none. 

Whether you're looking for support for your own training, or want to pursue a career helping others to perform at their best, our facilities will help you further your understanding of sport science and excel in your field – whether it's on or off the pitch.

Elite Regional Sports Precinct

At the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus' Elite Sports Precinct, we have world-class sport facilities to help athletes advance their skills. 

From elite athletes like the Geelong Cats to student athletes from one of Deakin's own sports clubs, the precinct offers something for everyone, including: 

  • an MCG-sized AFL oval
  • a FIFA-grade soccer pitch
  • an eight-lane 400-metre athletics track
  • a 50-metre long-jump track and sandpits
  • a new high-quality baseball diamond
  • basketball and netball courts. 

The precinct also offers students unique placement opportunities, supporting your career goals in the sports industry.

Find out more about our Elite Sports Precinct

The MCG-sized oval is ideal for match simulation when preparing for big games.

Harry Taylor

GEELONG CATS PLAYER

We are lucky to have such a high standard alternate training venue in Geelong.

MARK BLICAVS

GEELONG CATS PLAYER

Deakin’s Elite Sports Precinct

At the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin has world-class sport facilities to help athletes advance their skills.

3D gait lab

Deakin's 3D GAIT lab offers students and members of the general public a three-dimensional assessment of their biomechanics as they walk or run. 

This is the most progressive type of motion analysis available in the world and ours is the only lab in Australia that partners with the developers of 3D GAIT.
With access to the world's largest database of three-dimensional biomechanical walking and running data, our 3D GAIT equipment is an excellent practical learning facility for our students. 

Find out more about the 3D GAIT lab

Clinical Exercise Learning Centre

How does exercise benefit people with health conditions? 

This question is one that students of our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology course hope to answer via their experience at our Clinical Exercise Learning Centre.

Working with accredited exercise physiologists, students apply their clinical knowledge to real clients. By meeting members of the local community, carrying out assessments and creating suitable exercise programs, they hope to address their health concerns in relation to chronic disease, injuries or disability. 

Find out more about the Clinical Exercise Learning Centre

Teaching labs

Our School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences students don't just study in the lecture theatre: they benefit from practical, hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art teaching labs.

These labs include our: 

  • exercise physiology lab
  • biomechanics lab
  • strength and conditioning lab
  • anatomy and physiology lab
  • research spaces
  • food and nutrition lab.

Find out more about our teaching labs