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

Undergraduate degree

Our undergraduate Sport Science/Business course will provide a great range of insight into the skills skills required to work across sport, health and business management.

Become accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia

#1 sport science school in Australia*

Industry partnerships with prominent sports clubs

Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
80.3
Waurn Ponds:
69.25
Lowest selection rank

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2021 close 21 February 2021
Very late VTAC entry closes 4 December 2020 at 5pm. View other VTAC dates

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Experience the synergy between sport science and the business of sport with Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management). Learn from expert teachers in world-class facilities to become a professional leader in exercise and sport science, with the business prowess to manage sporting organisations and events.

Join the #1 sport science school in Australia and learn to apply exercise and sport science principles to improve the performance, health and participation of individuals, athletes and teams. The Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) teaches you about the business of sport, including sport systems, finance, marketing, management and law. You will graduate career-ready and with confidence, benefitting from a minimum of 320 hours of fieldwork that gives you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

Want to learn the science behind elite performance and influence the business of sport?

With this combined course, you will gain unique knowledge and skills in managing organisations that support sports and events within disciplines such as:

  • athlete management
  • equipment/merchandising
  • finance
  • marketing
  • promotion
  • sponsorship

At the same time, you will focus your expertise on sport science and elite performance. The nationally recognised Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is the field leader in Victoria and focuses on areas like:

  • behavioural aspects of sport and exercise
  • exercise physiology
  • human growth and ageing
  • improved performance
  • motor learning and development.

Learning from teachers who are active in the industry means your classroom becomes a hub of the latest ideas, approaches and techniques. As well as classroom-based learning, you will undertake at least 220 hours of fieldwork experience in real-world settings through the Exercise Programming and Exercise and Sports Practicum units, plus 100 or more hours with a host sporting organisation in the Sport Management Practicum unit.

This extensive practical experience gives you the expertise to pursue opportunities varying from traditional sport, exercise and coaching occupations, to sports administration, management, governance and development roles.

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Course structure

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 16 core 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.

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

31

Compulsory units

1

Elective units

32

Total units

Core Units

Please refer to the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences page for course map information.

Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)
  • Human Growth, Development and Ageing for Exercise Scientists
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Sport Organisation
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Functional Human Anatomy
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport
  • Economic Principles
  • Management
  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Activity and Exercise for Health
  • Professional Insight
  • Law for Commerce
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Essentials of Exercise Delivery
  • Motor Learning and Development
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Sport in Society
  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation
  • Exercise Programming
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Business Analytics
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Biomechanics
  • Integrated Human Physiology
  • Sport Leadership and Governance
  • One Business and Law elective unit (level 2 or level 3)

    Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise and Sports Science Practicum
  • Clinical and Sport Biomechanics
  • Sport and the Law
  • Sport Facility and Event Management
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Cognitive and Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise
  • Nutrition for Exercise Scientists
  • Sport Management Practicum
  • Sport Marketing
  • Key information

    Award granted

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

    Year

    2021 course information

    VTAC code

    1400310391 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS) - Regional and Remote

    1400314681 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

    1400514681 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

    Deakin code
    D394
    CRICOS code?
    072594F
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    This course structure is for students commencing Trimester 1 2018 onwards. Students who commenced their course in 2017, please go to the 2017 course handbook entry

    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.

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    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.

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer the relevant unit guide.

    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.

    Participation requirements

    The course contains two compulsory placements comprising a minimum of 240 hours. One placement from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (minimum 140 hours) and one from the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management (minimum 100 hours)).

    The Exercise Programming experience provides you with an 80 hour placement in exercise assessment, prescription and delivery at one of our approved host organisations.

    Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Upon achievement of the prerequisite requirements, placement can occur at any time, including during standard holiday breaks listed here

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability.

    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.

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    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following.

    Prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

    ATAR

    This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Higher education experience

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    If you wish experience to be considered you should include this information on your Deakin Personal Statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    VET education experience

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your secondary education and subsequent academic records as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    If you wish experience to be considered you should include this information on your Deakin Personal Statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    STAT Multiple Choice

    All Faculty of Health courses require a Special Tertiary Admissions Test Multiple Choice (STAT MC) where the applicant has not completed Year 12 (or equivalent) or any tertiary study (minimum Certificate IV).  Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    All Faculty of Health courses require a Special Tertiary Admissions Test Multiple Choice (STAT MC) where the applicant has not completed Year 12 (or equivalent) or any tertiary study (minimum Certificate IV).  Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test.

    Personal statement

    If you wish experience to be considered you should include this information on your Deakin Personal Statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Selection adjustments

    Subject adjustment

    A study score of 35 in any Business, any English, Health And Human Development, any Information Technology, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physical Education equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in any Business, English other than EAL, Health And Human Development, any Information Technology, Maths: Further Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

    Regional adjustments

    Current year 12 students from regional and remote areas who apply to study this course at Waurn Ponds Campus may be eligible for additional aggregate points to their selection rank through Deakin's Regional and Remote Entry Scheme. Learn more about this scheme, eligibility and how to apply.

    Elite Athlete program

    Student athletes may be eligible to receive 5 bonus aggregate points. Applicants wishing to be considered for an elite athlete bonus must complete a personal statement indicating how their studies have been impacted by participation in sport at an elite level. Applicants must also provide documented evidence of their participation in sport at an elite level to be considered for this.

    Access and equity

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enable Deakin to consider disadvantaged circumstances you may have experienced and the impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you’re from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements. Learn more about Deakin’s special entry access schemes.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2020 students (PDF, 581.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    The estimated tuition fee for this course is not currently available due to pending Government legislation.
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    The estimated tuition fee for this course is not currently available due to pending Government legislation.
    Learn more about fees.

    The estimated tuition fee for Commonwealth supported places (CSP) is not currently available due to the Job-ready Graduates Package – higher education reforms recently announced by the Australian Government.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    VTAC applications are now open for:

    • current Year 12 students.

    Apply to VTAC after reading the course entry requirements, or learn more about the application process.

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Direct applications are now open for:

    • recent Year 12 students who completed secondary education in the past two years
    • applicants with work and life experience
    • applicants with TAFE experience
    • applicants with higher education experience.
    • Please note: If you’re applying for more than one course, you need to apply through VTAC.

      Apply to Deakin after reading the course entry requirements, or learn more about the application process.

    Entry pathways

    View pathways into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) with our pathways finder.

    This course can be a pathway to:

    Contact information

    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

    Student Central
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Why choose Deakin

    Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

    #3 sport science school in the world*

    Graduate job ready with 320 hours of industry experience

    Study in our world-class elite sports precinct

    Nationally accredited exercise and sport science program

    Career outcomes

    With this combined degree, you will be equipped to provide professional leadership in the field and contribute to the development of the Australian sporting industry. Career opportunities may include:

    • business development manager
    • exercise scientist
    • player manager/agent
    • recreation officer
    • sports administrator
    • elite coach
    • strength and conditioning coach
    • sports development officer
    • sports event manager.

    Students wanting to pursue further study in exercise and sport science may consider applying for Deakin’s:

    Professional recognition

    Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

    All graduates are eligible to apply for accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES). Please refer to ESSA webpage for more information.

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science students who have been awarded Recognition for Prior Learning based on informal or non-formal learning ie. work experience may not be eligible for immediate accreditation with ESSA. This does not mean that ESSA accreditation is not available to you. What it means is that to apply to become an AES you will need to do so through the non-ESSA Accredited Course application pathway.

    For H343 graduates who have NOT received any Recognition for Prior Learning from study undertaken below AQF 7 (e.g. non-university study undertaken via TAFE, Deakin College or within overseas qualifications that are not equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree (i.e. AQF 7), please refer to the ESSA Accredited Course information application process.

    ESSA has implemented a new English requirement for all individuals seeking initial accreditation or reinstating accreditation to show English language competence, please refer to this webpage for more information.

    If you have any questions about this new requirement, please contact ESSA: 07 3171 3335 or email info@essa.org.au

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    See course entry for Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (H343) or Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) (M391)

    *ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018
    ** Application close dates vary. Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.