Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building

The Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building houses clinical space, exercise stations, tutorial space, staff offices and innovative laboratories across four levels.

Bringing sport into the future

The world's #1 sport science school now has a brand new building with more state-of-the-art equipment than ever before.

The Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building at our Melbourne Burwood campus has been designed to future-proof sports science at Deakin for the next 20 years, and has something for students at all levels. Undergraduate students will use the facilities on levels three and four to fulfil the course requirements for their bachelor degrees, while masters students work with clients on level one and research students operate from offices on level two.

The larger facilities will allow more students to participate in a range of activities simultaneously, and exercises previously undertaken outdoors can now be done inside without the restrictions of weather.

Modern technology for the professionals of the future

When you study in the Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building, you’ll be using some of Australia’s most advanced sports and exercise facilities. The building is full of exciting features.

Climate chamber

Head up to Level 3 to visit the climate chamber. The environment here is all controlled for you – temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius, humidity ranging from extremely dry to very humid, and altitudes from sea level to 5000 metres. The chamber can fit 10–12 people and is designed to help you learn how the body responds to different environments. The chamber can also be used by our partner sporting organisations and elite athletes to train for specific conditions.

Deakin Clinical Exercise Centre (DCEC)

Deakin Clinical Exercise Centre (DCEC)

The building is the new home of the Deakin Clinical Exercise Centre. Here, postgraduate students work closely with accredited exercise physiologists to treat real clients.

Biomechanics laboratory

Biomechanics laboratory

Our world-class biomechanics laboratory allows you to capture and analyse the physics of movement of a wide variety of sport skills. Measure the impact of running using inbuilt force plates on our indoor 40-metre track, or make use of our mobile high-speed cameras to film and analyse movements (such as kicking a football), your technique, the speed of the projectile and the force of your feet against the floor.

Motor learning laboratory

Motor learning laboratory

Level 4 houses the motor learning laboratory – a place where you can learn and practise new motor skills. The main feature of this laboratory is the specialised impact wall, which you can hit and throw objects against without causing damage. Need to work on your tennis serve? We can project a target onto the wall and measure your skill development and accuracy.

The latest in sport science facilities

Practical learning through innovation

Technology has transformed exercise and sport careers. Whether you want to be an athlete, a coach, a team manager or an exercise physiologist, your role tomorrow will look different than it did yesterday.

Excited by the possibilities of an exercise or sports career? Find out what Deakin can offer you.

Explore our exercise and sport science courses

Our students can go out and work in professional sporting organisations and they won’t be surprised by what they see because we have the same state-of-the-art equipment here. They’re being exposed to cutting-edge industry standards.

Professor Rod Snow

Associate Head of School, International and Partnerships, School of Exercise and Nutrition Science

Construction timelapse

Construction timelapse

Watch Building U go up in 40 seconds! Our brand new $32 million exercise and sport science building features state-of-the-science technology and equipment.

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any general queries regarding the Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building.

+61 3 9251 7777
Email the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences