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Always dreamed of a career in sport? By studying sport with us you'll truly be ready to hit the ground running, whichever career path you choose.

Get set for a successful career

Our sport courses allow you to specialise in a range of areas from sport management, coaching and development through to applied sport science and clinical exercise physiology. You’ll get hands-on learning in world-class sport facilities, and our industry connections – including the Australian Institute of Sport, Tennis Australia and VicHealth – ensure you enjoy valuable networking opportunities while you study, and strong employment outcomes when you graduate. You can also rest assured you're learning at the cutting edge: the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is the #1 ranked sport science school in Australia*.

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Your future in sport

Australia's national pastime is sport – so why wouldn't we provide a cutting-edge course that's both elite athlete friendly and has the world number one ranking for graduate salaries?^

Learn in the real world

You'll get hands-on learning with our prestigious sporting institution partners – from AFL and NRL clubs through to the Victorian Institute of Sport and Surf Life Saving Australia.

Build your sport career

Career outcomes in the sporting industry are exciting, diverse and ever increasing. Deakin offers
you the opportunity to gain a world-class qualification in a country that’s globally renowned for high achievement in sport.

Explore our industry connections

Get access to professional networks and contacts within the industry. Develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular area of interest – from movement analysis, physical activity and health through to sport performance.

Deakin’s degrees are broad and they can take you many places, but the industry is also expansive and there’s now a choice of jobs that never previously existed.

Danielle Gescheit

Sport and Exercise Science/Business (Sport Management) graduate | Performance Information and Analysis Manager, Tennis Australia

Dedicated to sport

Deakin's sport facilities, partnerships and commitment to encouraging more women into the sector is second to none. As an elite athlete-friendly university, our Elite Sports Precinct is second-to-none, featuring an MCG-sized AFL oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch and eight-lane IAAF 400-metre athletics track. And our Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building has  some of Australia’s most advanced sports and exercise facilities.

Learn more about sport at Deakin

A home for elite athletes

We’re dedicated to supporting elite athletes 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 offer student athletes flexibility for assessment deadlines, leaves of absence to meet sporting commitments, and extensions on the time normally allowed to complete a course.

Find out more about Deakin's Elite Athlete Program

#1 sport science school*

Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is a world-leading sports science school, ranked #1 in Australia. Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments ranked Deakin the #3 sport science school in the world.

*ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018
^SportBusiness International's Postgraduate Sports Course Guide, 2014

+Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of media references.

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