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

Undergraduate degree

Deakin's undergraduate Exercise/Sport Science/Business course will provide a great range of learning related to sport, health and business management.

Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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 of sport science and the business of sporting organisations with Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management). Gain the skills to improve the sporting performance and health of athletes and teams, as well as the expertise to become a professional leader in exercise and sport science in areas from strength and conditioning, to physiology.

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 exercise and sport science 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 well-established 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).

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 HAI010 (0 credit points)
  • Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety HSE010 (0 credit points)
  • Human Growth, Development and Ageing for Exercise Scientists HSE113
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology HBS109
  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Sport Organisation MMS100
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Functional Human Anatomy HSE102
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport HSE104
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Management MMM132
  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise Physiology HSE201
  • Physical Activity and Exercise for Health HSE111
  • Professional Insight MWL101
  • Law for Commerce MLC101
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Essentials of Exercise Delivery HSE103
  • Motor Learning and Development HSE204
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Sport in Society MMS201
  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation HSE212
  • Exercise Programming HSE302
  • Marketing Fundamentals MMK101
  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Biomechanics HSE202
  • Integrated Human Physiology HSE208
  • Sport Leadership and Governance MMS313
  • One Business and Law elective unit (level 2 or level 3)

    Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise and Sports Science Practicum HSE312
  • Clinical and Sport Biomechanics HSE323
  • Sport and the Law MLC310
  • Sport Facility and Event Management MMS307
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Cognitive and Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise HSE309
  • Nutrition for Exercise Scientists HSE330
  • Sport Management Practicum MMS306
  • Sport Marketing MMS308
  • Key information

    Award granted

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

    Year

    2020 course information

    VTAC code
    1400314683 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
    1400514683 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
    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))

    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.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate entry requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    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 QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    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 2019 students (PDF, 746.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of Prior Learning.
    Your Recognition of Prior Learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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

    Apply now

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC


    Apply direct to Deakin

    If you're applying to study in Trimester 3 (November), 2019:

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    If you're applying to study in Trimester 1 (March), 2020:

    Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


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    Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

    Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Why choose Deakin

    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

    xercise 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 for study below Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level-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) 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 D394 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.

    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)


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