Honours in Exercise Sport Science or Nutrition Sciences

The honours program in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences builds upon the foundation built during your three-year undergraduate degree.

Employers value honours graduates. You will have an advantage on your CV by completing an honours degree. It demonstrates a high level of achievement and proven capability to undertake independent investigation. An honours year will improve your skills in areas highly desired by employees – such as project and time management, written and oral communication and teamwork.

The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has outstanding teaching and research facilities, strong industry partnerships with sporting, government, community, health and food organisations, and our students receive authentic ‘hands-on’ experiences. An honours degree from Deakin provides a stepping-stone to a career in research and/or industry.

Hear from past honours students

We offer the following honours degrees within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences:

Project booklet

We provide a number of project ideas located at our campuses. The booklet may be updated as projects change or additional projects become available. Always check with the principal supervisor.


Key dates

Honours applications for Semester 1 2023 must be received by the following closing date:

International Student : Sunday 23 October 2022

Domestic Student : Sunday 27 November 2022

Honours Course Directors

The Honours Course Directors can help answer any general questions or discuss your project ideas and program. Please email Dr Aaron Fox via sens_honours@deakin.edu.au.

A Student Adviser can also assist you with application information.

How to apply

Your first step in securing a place in the Honours Program is to review the honours project booklet above. It outlines all the available projects as well as detailing the application process in full. You will then need to complete our two-part application process:

  1. Submit a course application through Deakin’s applicant portal, including all your supporting documents as outlined in the portal
  2. Review project offerings, contact the named Supervisors to discuss the projects you are interested in and complete the online project preference form.

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