International students

Study sport at Deakin and learn from the best, with world class facilities and academics connected to the sport industry. Discover a diverse range of career opportunities in the thriving world of sport.


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#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources


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What you will learn

You will study in world-class facilities, learn from brilliant teachers who are leaders in the field, benefit from extensive practical experience and grow your professional network through our long list of industry partners.

Our sport degrees allow you to specialise in areas including sport management, coaching and development through to applied sport science and clinical exercise physiology.

A global leader in sport education

Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is ranked the #1 school of sport science worldwide.* We are also currently ranked #19 in the world for sport business.^

Careers outcomes in the sporting industry are exciting, diverse and ever-increasing.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Learn with state-of-the-art facilities

Deakin’s Elite Regional Sports Precinct, located at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, is second-to-none, featuring an MCG-sized AFL oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch and eight-lane IAAF 400-metre athletics track.

Our Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building, located at our Melbourne Burwood campus, has some of Australia’s most advanced sports and exercise facilities. With access to our award-winning Deakin Clinical Exercise Centre and guided mentorship from trained professionals, you will receive the support you need to develop invaluable practical skills and gain a competitive edge for your career.

Find out more about our sports facilities

It is really interesting to know how the human system works in terms of human anatomy, physiology and human structure and also learn how to prescribe safe programs to athletes.

Joshua, Singapore

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Industry knowledge and partnerships

With a network of over 150 industry connections, we offer you a range of unique placement programs and exclusive access to world-renowned events. Our partners include leading clubs, teams and institutions including the Australian Institute of Sport, Tennis Australia, and VicHealth.

Find out more about Deakin’s industry partnerships

Explore the business side of sport

A degree in sport management can help you become a sport manager who can lead sport organisations in a range of activities. You will learn how to support marketable, profitable and competitive teams on and off the field, with specialised learning in systems, marketing, finance, management and law.

Play On at Deakin. Find the sport course for you.

Considering a future career in sport? Now's the time to PLAY ON. Transform the industry and redefine the future. Study sport at Deakin.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science – Aaron and Rebecca's story

Students like Aaron and Rebecca have access to our world-class facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds and Melbourne Burwood campuses, and benefit from our emphasis on practical learning and partnerships with many elite sporting organisations.

How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.

Contact us

International student enquiries

Phone: +61 3 9034 6205
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* ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.
^ Sport Business Postgraduate Course Rankings