Sport is a growing industry and with the increased focus on health and active lifestyles, the need for experts in this field has never been greater. Our courses in sport are comprehensive and diverse, enabling you to study exercise and sport science, the business of sport, sport development, health and physical education (teaching) and engineering science (sports technology).
What can I study?
- Clinical exercise physiology
- Master's by research
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
|Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees|
|Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Engineering Science - Sports Technology||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Health and Physical Education||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Health Sciences||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Sport Development||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Graduate Certificate of Business (Sport Management)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling||Course information for:||Local Students|
|Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling||Course information for:||Local Students|
|Master of Applied Science||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Master of Arts||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Master of Business (Sport Management)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology||Course information for:||Local Students|
Why study at Deakin?
Leading sport management education
Deakin's Master of Business (Sport Management) still remains Australia's leading sport management program. We're currently ranked 7th in the world by Sport Business International*, and we're the only Australian program to make the top 25. There's more good news for our graduates with a top 2 ranking for graduate salaries since 2012.
This course provides the skills to manage organisations that conduct sporting competitions and major events and community programs that encourage participation in sport.
* Source: Sport Business International's Postgraduate Sports Course Guide, 2012.
Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
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Professionally accredited exercise and sport science
Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is a field-leading degree that looks at ways to apply skills to improve the athlete, the team or the individual, and allows you to study in specialised streams such as coaching, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, psychology, health promotion, and physical activity and health. The course is the first and only nationally accredited undergraduate exercise and sport science program in Victoria. This accreditation has been awarded by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science can be used as a pathway into postgraduate study.
We have flexible study options
Genuine flexibility is a key feature of our courses. You can study most courses full time or part time, and choose specialist areas as you progress through your course to tailor your degree to match your career goals. Deakin's use of technology in course delivery, our trimester system and deferment option enhance our flexible approach to education, ensuring your study fits in with your work and lifestyle commitments.
Gain research experience
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. You may also be able to undertake an honours year. Honours is a specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in your undergraduate sport degree, and develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular area of interest through training in research techniques and the completion of a research project.
Be exposed to teaching excellence
Our teaching and research staff are experts in their respective fields, with broad international links and experiences. For example, Chair in Sport Management, Professor David Shilbury, was awarded the 2011 North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Earl F Zeigler Award. This award is given in recognition of significant contribution to scholarship and the sport management field generally.
Engage in practical learning
With hands-on experience throughout our courses, Deakin sport graduates hit the ground running. You could benefit from work experience placements in a variety of environments, such as AFL and NRL football clubs, the Australian Weightlifting Federation, Surf Life Saving Australia, the Victorian Institute of Sport and Bicycle Victoria, to name a few. Students may also undertake their work experience placements in schools, state and local government, sporting goods companies, research institutes and allied health practices that employ exercise scientists and exercise physiologists.
Daniel Van Den Hoek
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
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An Elite Athlete Friendly University
As one of Australia's foremost universities in the delivery of sport courses, Deakin is also dedicated to supporting elite athletes in their quest to achieve academic success alongside the demands of training and competition. That's why Deakin is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network. We enable recognised elite athlete students to negotiate assessment deadlines, lecture and tutorial attendance and study loads to integrate with sporting commitments. Student athletes may also be able to take several leaves of absence in order to meet sporting commitments and extend the amount of time normally allowed to complete a course.
We also provide course advice, academic planning guidance and support for cross-institutional studies where possible.
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Deakin University is Victoria's number 1 choice for Sport, offering the state's first Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is a popular choice, providing a pathway to accreditation as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), and access to Provider Numbers with Medicare Australia, WorkSafe Victoria, DVA, TAC, and other compensable funds and schemes. With its expert teaching team, highly practical clinical teaching program, and Clinical Exercise Learning Centre, this course is the leading postgraduate program in its field.
Career opportunities for graduates
Career outcomes in the sporting industry are exciting, diverse and ever increasing. Australians have a worldwide reputation for high achievement in sport and our focus on sport as a discipline, health science, profession, recreational activity and lifestyle has never been greater. With the increase in obesity and chronic disease rates in Australia and around the world, the emphasis on physical activity and participation in sport is likely to keep increasing.
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
- equipment manufacturing
- health and physical education teaching
- sports nutrition
- development of sport participation in communities.