We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.
We are proud to be:
A top university worldwide
Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide***
***ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings
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 #9 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 for the third year in a row.*
*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
Find out more about studying sport at Deakin or select a sport degree from the table below.
Undergraduate sporting degrees
|Course name||Level of study||Apply|
|Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)||Undergraduate||How to apply|
|Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science||Undergraduate||How to apply|
|Bachelor of Sport Development||Undergraduate||How to apply|
|Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science||Undergraduate||How to apply|
Postgraduate sporting degrees
|Course name||Level of study||Apply|
|Master of Business (Sport Management)||Postgraduate||How to apply|
|Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology||Postgraduate||How to apply|
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 sporting 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.
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.