Sports management program moves up in the world

Sport

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).

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Nick Sher
Master of Business (Sport Management)
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What can I study?

Please note: Course lengths may vary in response to requirements under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Applicants should refer to the handbook for the latest information.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Design Technology - Sports TechnologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Health and Physical EducationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Health SciencesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Sport DevelopmentCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Business (Sport Management)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Coaching and CounsellingCourse information for:Local Students
Graduate Diploma of Coaching and CounsellingCourse information for:Local Students
Master of Applied ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business (Sport Management)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Clinical Exercise PhysiologyCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

This field-leading bachelor's degree looks at ways to apply skills to improve the athlete, the team or the individual, and allows you to focus your study in specialised streams such as coaching, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, psychology, health promotion, and physical activity and health. You can also undertake an approved study stream within the degree and be eligible to apply for accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). This is the only undergraduate course in Victoria that facilitates this.

An honours year is available upon completion of this degree.


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.

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.

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.


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 

Daniel Van Den Hoek
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
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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.


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
  • sports nutrition
  • coaching
  • development of sport participation in communities.
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