Maddie Boyd, exercise and sport science student
Deakin student, Maddie Boyd, explains what drove her to study exercise and sport science.
Beyond the books
At the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, we know that to be completely 'job ready' you need to know how to apply your skills in the real world.
To prepare you for your chosen career, you'll have plenty of opportunities to experience the workplace and even study abroad.
Our teaching and research is driven by the need to improve nutrition and promote physical activity. Without such strategies we face an increased risk of serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Alfred Deakin Professor Brad Aisbett
Head, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
3D GAIT – a world first
At our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, students, researchers and the public can use our 3D GAIT lab. It features world-first equipment, including a treadmill hooked up to a 3D motion capture system.
The lab feeds into the world's largest database of scientific 3D biomechanical walking and running data.
Deakin's Elite Sports Precinct
At the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin has world-class sport facilities to help athletes advance their skills.
Our researchers focus on the role of exercise and nutrition in preventing disease and enhancing human performance.
Our strong ties with the government, health industry and community means our research directly shapes local, national and global policies.
The school hosts five research centres and units:
Women in Sport and Exercise
Deakin's Women in Sport and Exercise (WISE) hub aims to lift the participation of women in sport, on and off the sporting field. Helping women in sport pursue careers and become job ready to work in both sport and sport-related roles.
Through world-class research and strong community partnerships, the WISE hub also strives to increase and promote women's participation in sport and exercise across their lifespan, while providing the industry with relevant, multi-disciplinary research
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