#1 in the world for sport science


#11 in the world for sports-related subjects


Top 1% of universities worldwide 


Award-winning university career service 


State-of-the-art facilities


Find a sport degree

Career outcomes in the sporting industry are exciting, diverse and ever-increasing. Study sport with Deakin to graduate career-ready and with confidence.


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.

Looking for a degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Deakin’s sport degrees are informed by industry and taught by leaders in their field.

Gain more than a degree

Study in world-class facilities, benefit from extensive practical experience and grow your professional network through our long list of industry connections. Our partners include leading clubs, teams and institutions such as the Australian Institute of Sport, Tennis Australia, VicHealth, Australian Football League, Australian Football League Women's, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Vixens.

Let your passion lead your studies

Our sport degrees allow you to specialise in areas such as sport management, coaching and development through to applied sport science and clinical exercise physiology. Help others live healthier lives, focus on elite athlete performance or explore the business side of sport – the choice is yours.

Start your journey with Deakin College

Start your journey with Deakin College

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University.

Professional recognition

By studying exercise and sport science or clinical exercise physiology at Deakin, you’ll be on your way to gaining accreditation with leading industry body Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

  • Undergraduate sport science graduates are eligible for membership as an Accredited Exercise Scientist.
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology graduates can apply for membership as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
  • Master of Applied Sport Science students are eligible for registration as an Accredited Sports Scientist.

Top professional roles in sport

Follow your passion with a Deakin sport degree and gain access to a world of career opportunities. As a graduate you’ll be qualified to work across a wide range of industries.

Australia is set to host 10 major global sporting events over the next 10 years – including the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games which is predicted to create 130,000 jobs.

#1 sport science school in the world

Graduate career-ready from a university that is ranked #1 in the world for sport science and #11 in the world for sports-related subjects.

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

Joshua, Singapore

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

World-class teaching

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning prepares you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our Elite Regional Sports Precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus features world-class equipment and facilities. This includes an MCG-sized oval, a FIFA-grade soccer pitch and eight-lane 400-metre athletics track, which meets World Athletics standards. Our Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building, located at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, has some of Australia’s most advanced sports and exercise science facilities.

Industry-connected sport degrees

With a network of more than 150 industry partners, you will gain access to a range of unique placement programs and world-renowned events, plus hands-on experience with professional sporting clubs and organisations, high-performance centres, major sporting events, media organisations and in rehabilitation coaching roles.

Why sport | Inspiring the next generation with Lauren Skopal

Why sport | Inspiring the next generation with Lauren Skopal

From performing around the world as an acrobat, to founding Limber Sports Performance, Lauren is committed to developing the next generation of athletes. Discover how studying sport science at Deakin helped her turn her passion into a career.

Why sport | The power of performance with Alessia Del Tito

Why sport | The power of performance with Alessia Del Tito

Alessia has always loved sport. As a participant, fan and spectator. During Alessia’s double degree in sport science and sport management, she learnt about the power of performance analysis and now puts her skills to use with the Australian Football League’s umpire division.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 Victorian university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


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