School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Ranked the #1 sport science school in the world, Deakin is home to elite facilities and cutting-edge research. We are the only school in Australia that brings both nutrition and physical activity together in teaching and research.

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Whether you’re starting out at uni or looking to advance your career, browse our range of study areas to find a degree that suits your interests, strengths and career goals. Find your specialisation and join a university in the world’s top 1%.

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Staying ahead of the game with Nina Morrison

Staying ahead of the game with Nina Morrison

Learn how studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin has helped AFLW star Nina Morrison transform her future.

Graduate job ready

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.

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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.

Find out more about our 3D GAIT lab

Deakin's Elite Sports Precinct

Deakin's Elite Sports Precinct

At the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin has world-class sport facilities to help athletes advance their skills.

High-impact research

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 several research centres and units:

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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.

Learn more about Deakin WISE

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