Discover the sport course for you

It’s time to think beyond the field. Explore our sport courses and take your first steps towards an exciting career in this dynamic sector. Not sure what sport course you want to study? We’ve got you covered, explore our disciplines within sport.


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.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction

We offer courses across a diverse range of disciplines. You’ll get the skills and experience to pursue a variety of careers – whether you want to improve athlete performance, make an impact behind-the-scenes in sport management or to help others live healthier lives through exercise.

Take the next step to a brighter future

Explore our sport courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.

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Think beyond the field

Think beyond the field

Don't study sport. Innovate sport. Learn how to transform performance, chase precision and shape the future of sport, to achieve your best possible career outcome.

Join the Golden Decade of Sport

Join the Golden Decade of Sport

You deserve a university with state-of-the-art, future-focused sport facilities that give you the confidence to be part of Australia's Golden Decade of Sport.

Distinguish yourself in the world of sport

Deakin’s close ties to industry and outstanding facilities will ensure you graduate with practical experience and a degree that is well regarded by employers in the sector.

Learn in the real world

Benefit from our strong partnerships through placement and networking opportunities. You’ll get hands-on experience with elite sporting clubs and organisations, high-performance centres, major sporting events, media organisations and in rehabilitation coaching roles.

Access elite facilities

Our Elite Sports Precinct features an MCG-sized oval and a World Athletics accredited 400m running track. Our Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building, where you'll experience incredible learning opportunities, features some of Australia’s most advanced sports and exercise facilities.

Top professional roles in sport

Australia is set to benefit from a boom in jobs across the sport sector by hosting several high-profile global sporting events across rugby, netball, football, and cricket, culminating in the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games. You’ll be in prime position to take advantage of this golden decade of sport – whether that be collaborating with athletes to maximise performance, managing venues or enhancing fan experiences at major events.

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Professional recognition

By studying 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.

For more information about professional recognition, please visit individual course pages.

#1 sport science school in the world

Study with a world leader by joining the #1 sport science school in the world. Choose any one of our leading sport courses, from exercise and sport science and sport management, through to sport development and business.


#1 sport science school in the world


#11 in the world for sports-related subjects


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources


The real-world application of learning at Deakin has given me a head start in the industry, as not only do they focus on the academic side, but they also prepare you for the workplace through placement hours and the opportunity to work with elite sporting clubs.

Georgia Middleton

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Regional and Remote Entry Scheme

Do you want to boost your chances of getting into your dream degree? To help address workforce shortages in regional and remote areas, we offer alternative entry pathways into undergraduate exercise and sport science courses.

Learn about the Regional and Remote Entry Scheme

World-class teaching experiences

Lead the way in sports research

Cutting-edge research shapes your learning and you’ll be able to distinguish yourself by completing an honours year or higher degree by research. Our research is conducted by our Centre for Sport Research (CSR) and Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN).

Connect with industry-leading partners

With work-integrated learning partners including the Geelong Cats, AFL/AFLW, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Vixens, Sportradar and TLA worldwide, you’ll enjoy unparalleled opportunities to gain experience and exposure in the areas of sport that drive your passion.

A home for elite athletes

Deakin is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network. Our Elite Athlete Program offers student athletes flexibility for assessment deadlines, leaves of absence to meet sporting commitments and extensions on the time normally allowed to complete a course.

Want to explore more?

  • Careers in sport: three Deakin graduates share their stories
  • Increasing women’s representation in sport science research
  • What energises the leading sports management experts?

Careers in sport: three Deakin graduates share their stories

Learn what it's like to work in the sports industry from three Deakin sports graduates and discover some of the many career pathways you can choose from.

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Increasing women’s representation in sport science research

Monica Kelly studied sport at Deakin and now works with athletes. She’s seen first-hand the lack of women’s representation in sport science research.

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What energises the leading sports management experts?

Interested in a career in sport management? Learn more about the dedicated teaching staff for Deakin's undergraduate and postgraduate sports management courses.

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Got a question about our sport courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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