Study sport in Australia

Sport at Deakin University, Australia

Study sport at Deakin and learn from one of the world’s best exercise and sport science schools. Our programs are ranked in the global top 10 and offer world-class learning environments, meaning you can be confident in the career path you choose. Deakin's sport courses teach you the knowledge and skills required for careers in developing athletes and individuals through exercise science and clinical exercise psychology or developing institutions and teams through sport business management.

Gain the practical experience and skills to pursue a successful career in sports-related professions. Deakin has very close links and many exclusive partnerships with the sport industry and tier 1 Australian sporting organisations. This ensures our courses are developed to align with global sport industry trends.

Dreaming of a career in sport? It's never too late.

You could be eligible to study one of our postgraduate sport courses online. You can apply with a bachelor degree in any area or with relevant experience working in the sport field. Find out more about our Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning, Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis and Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science.

Discover our postgraduate sport degrees

Deakin is ranked #3 in the world for sport science* and #19 in the world for sport business.**

*ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments
**Sport Business Postgraduate Course Rankings


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide***
***ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

Top 10 for sports-related subjects

Ranked #6 in the world and #3 in Australia for sports-related subjects#
#QS Rankings by Subject

Ranked #3 in the world for sport science

At Deakin you will learn from industry experts and receive a high-quality sport education that is among the very best in the world. Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Science is not only ranked the #3 school of sport science worldwide, but is also the #1 in Australia.*

*ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments

Top global rankings for sport management

Deakin has a long-standing reputation for excellence in sport education, which is why more students choose to study sport at Deakin than any other university in the Australian state of Victoria. You can be confident in your degree, as we are currently ranked in the world’s top 20 for postgraduate sport management programs,** and we are the only Australian program to make it into the top 40. Even better news –  we are ranked the eighth highest course choice by course leaders.~

**Sport Business Postgraduate Course Rankings
~Sport Business International’s Postgraduate Sports Course Guide

Study at Deakin is interactive, fun and exciting. Units based on physiology, exercise testing and exercise programming are my personal favourites as they are predominantly based on practical application in the real-world settings.

Prady Thangave, India

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, graduate

Sport degrees

Find out more about studying sport at Deakin or select a sport degree from the table below.

Undergraduate sport degrees

Postgraduate sport degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

World-class sport facilities

Deakin University’s Elite Sports Precinct, located at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, boasts an incredible collection of state-of-the-art sports training facilities, teaching labs and extensive equipment that are the go-to facilities for elite sporting professionals.

You will also have access to Burwood Campus’ Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building, which houses specialist facilities and equipment for biomechanics, motor learning and exercise prescription teaching and research. With access to our award-winning Deakin Clinical Exercise Centre – a clinic which is open to the public – 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.

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.

Graduate job-ready

Our undergraduate sport degrees offer extensive sport and exercise related work placements in Australia. You will experience hands-on learning with our prestigious sporting institution partners, gain access to professional networks and experts within the industry, receive practical experience and one-on-one career mentoring by staff and graduate with confidence. By studying one of our courses in sport, you could also begin a career in a role which focuses on promoting exercise and nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle at community and population levels through public health policy.

Deakin in your country

We have staff all over the world who can help you decide if Deakin is right for you. They can also help you complete and lodge your application. Meet up in person, or get in touch over the phone or email.

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