Postgraduate sport science

Our courses are specifically designed for high-level sport scientists and are the answer to advancing your career in the fast-growing sport industry. Take advantage of flexible study options to achieve better work-life balance, and benefit from our partnerships with elite sport organisations. Be ready to take on the next stage of your career in sport.

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200 hours of practical industry experience

Our top postgraduate sport science courses

Master of Applied Sport Science

The postgraduate Master of Applied Sport Science course is designed to meet the need for high level sport scientists employed in professional and semi-professional sport and at various institutes of sport.

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Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Study an exercise physiology postgraduate course that's achieved outstanding levels of teaching excellence, learning outcomes and employment in the sector.

Graduate Certificate of Performance Analysis

By studying the Graduate Certificate of Performance Analysis, you'll be able to use your skills to improve athlete and team performances and to produce better results.

Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning

The Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning trains you to improve the strength, power and endurance of your athletes and peak them for competition.

Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science prepares you to lead and manage high performance teams.

Become a leader in a rapidly growing industry

The healthcare and social assistance industry is the largest growing employment industry in Australia. It’s projected to grow by nearly 15% by May 2023– that's 250,300 new jobs.

Get set for a successful career

Projected employment growth for the exercise and sport science sector is strong, with top career paths by projected job growth to 2023 offering graduates a bright future.*

Our elite sport industry partners

With a network of over 150 sport industry connections, Deakin offers students a range of unique placement programs and exclusive access to world-renowned events. Some of our elite industry partners include:

Plus many more spanning the full range of sport and related fields.

Career opportunities

As a Deakin exercise and sports science graduate, you’ll not only have the skills and experience to pursue your dream role, you may also meet the requirements for accreditation as an Accredited Sports Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

You’ll be equipped to provide professional leadership in the industry, with opportunities to work in specialist areas such as:

  • strength and conditioning
  • performance analysis
  • coaching and management
  • data analysis.

Gain professional recognition

Deakin exercise and sports science graduate may meet the requirements for accreditation with:

  • ESSA as a level 1 or 2 Accredited Sports Scientist
  • The International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport as a level 1 or 2 Accredited Performance Analyst

This means you can get straight to work in your dream role after graduation.

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Students rate Deakin as one of the best universities in Victoria for skills development, learning resources, student support, teaching quality and overall quality of experience.#

Learn from the best

High-quality teaching staff: professors and lecturers who are not only talented teachers, but come from industry and remain active in their fields.

Industry informed

All our courses are designed with current industry practice in mind. Many include work-integrated learning and placements, meaning you’ll graduate ahead of the pack.

*Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018 Employment Projections - for the five years to May 2023. Job Opportunities in the Future

*ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018
^ARWU Rankings 2019
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