Australia has one of the strongest sporting sectors in the world and with the increased focus on healthy and active lifestyles, the need for experts in this field has never been greater.
Deakin Sport is unique. We offer a variety of sport courses across health sciences, business, education (teaching), development and management. Our courses provide hands-on experience, preparing graduates to directly contribute to advancing the role sport plays in promoting healthy, vibrant communities.
Bachelor of Sport Development, 2011
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Now: Manager, Horsham Amateur Basketball Association Stadium
Deakin's Bachelor of Sport Development attracted Dylan because he knew it would provide him with a broad range of skills.
'I knew I wanted to do something in sport but I wasn't sure exactly what' he says.
''I wanted the exercise science side and the personal training experience but I also wanted the business side. I thought this course would open up pathways for me because I would still do things like marketing and sports leadership.'
Dylan now runs the Horsham Amateur Basketball Association Stadium. The practicum he completed at Knox Basketball Stadium proved a great experience and helped him get the job, he says.
'[The practicum] was the best thing ever because you get to apply the things you learn in the course. I also made some really good contacts there who have helped me in my current job.'
What can I study?
You can study sport as a health science, a business, as education (teaching), or even the development of sport in the community.
- Exercise and sport science
- Exercise physiology
- Exercise science
- Health and physical education
- Health sciences
- Physical activity and health
- Sport coaching
Why study sport at Deakin?
Teaching and research excellence
Our teaching and research staff are experts in their fields, with broad international links and experiences.
As a Deakin sport student you will have opportunities to benefit from and participate in the latest research, and have access to professional networks and contacts in industry and the sports sector.
With hands-on placement experience throughout our courses, Deakin sport graduates hit the ground running.
You could benefit from work experience placements in a variety of sporting environments, such as AFL and NRL football clubs, the Australian Weightlifting Federation, Surf Life Saving Australia, the Victorian Institute of Sport and Bicycle Victoria, just to name a few.
An Elite Athlete Friendly University
Deakin is dedicated to supporting elite athletes in their quest to achieve academic success alongside the demands of training and competition
Careers for sport graduates
Career opportunities for graduates include but are not limited to:
- professional sport
- working in major sporting facilities
- national and international sporting organisations
- sport management or marketing
- exercise and sport science
- health and physical education teaching
- sports nutrition
- development of sport participation by communities
Give yourself the competitive edge after graduation. Discover and live in a new country and make friends all around the world. With a Deakin Education Abroad program, your degree can take you where you want to go.
Exchange and Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
View all sport courses at Deakin. Courses include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
- Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Sport Development
- An honours program is also available.
Postgraduate by coursework
- Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling
- Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling
- Master of Business (Sport Management)
Postgraduate by research
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Master of Applied Science
- Master of Arts
- Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology