School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Exercise and nutrition are increasingly in the spotlight – and for good reason. Developments in this area, often from Deakin, regularly lead to improved public health and enhanced sporting performance.

You can also rest assured you're learning at the cutting edge: we're one of the top ranked sport science schools in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

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.

Find out more about study opportunities

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

Read about all our facilities

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.

Find out more about the school's research

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

Learn more about Deakin WISE

Contact us

General enquiries
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