Sport development


Study at Deakin and turn your love of sport into a rewarding career. Look at ways to increase participation in sport through marketing, coaching and sports science, and help retain and nurture sports participants.

Ranked the #1 university for skills development in Victoria: 2018 Student Experience Survey
Industry partners: include the Geelong Cats and Melbourne Boomers

Career opportunities

If you’d like a career that keeps you on your feet, sport development could be for you. Career paths include:

  • coaching
  • sport science
  • community sport development
  • leisure industry.

*2016 Times Higher Education graduate employability rankings


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Gain the employment edge

Bringing together the disciplines of sport management and marketing, sport coaching and sport exercise science, you’ll get a unique set of tools to promote sport in the community.

Research with us

You’ll have opportunities to benefit from and participate in the latest research. You’ll have access to professional networks and contacts in the industry and the sports sector. You can also develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular area of interest in an honours year.

Learn more about researching with us

Our research partners

Research partners include:

  • Department of Health and Human services
  • Parks Victoria
  • World Health Organization
  • Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Who we work with

  • Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Disability Sports Australia
  • Exercise Research Australia
  • Geelong Football Club
  • VicHealth
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • YMCA Australia.

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