How to Prepare Athletes for Peak Performance with a degree in sport science?

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[:en]Sport is about more than medals, trophies or sponsorships. It is about community, finding your passion, expressing your talent and striving to be the best you can possibly be.

It is no wonder then that so many people choose to pursue a career in sport. Working with sporting teams and individuals to improve performance in many different ways is an exciting and challenging job. And beyond this, career opportunities in the sport industry are diverse, with something for everyone.

The market of sport-related jobs is also growing, with professional and community sport leagues and organisations expanding around the world. This means there is more demand than ever for individuals qualified in sport science, exercise programming and delivery, exercise physiology, and strength and conditioning. In Australia alone, jobs growth in the sport industry is forecasted to grow by 13% between 2018 and 2023, according to a government report.

People are increasingly recognising the importance of physical activity and sport in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is well known that playing sport contributes to muscle development, coordination, general health and the prevention of chronic diseases. Sport can also lead to a range of mental health benefits, including stress reduction and sleep. Combined with the fact that sport can bring communities together in a positive way, you can see why a career in the sporting industry can be so fulfilling.

A degree in exercise and sport science is a great first step towards a career in sport. Studying exercise and sport science involves learning about how to improve the health, performance and potential of individuals and teams engaging in sport. Students learn how to apply different principles of exercise and sport science to enhance the performance of athletes, teams and individuals through training, coaching and advice. This can lead to a wide range of career opportunities, from working in different areas of sport science such as strength and conditioning, performance analysis and exercise physiology, to other roles in community health and wellness rehabilitation or health promotion. Potential employers include government agencies, professional sporting bodies, elite or community level sporting teams and organisations, hospital and rehabilitation clinics, fitness and aquatic centres, and health centres.

Learn from the best at Deakin
If you want to pursue a career in exercise and sport science, look no further than Deakin University, Australia. Deakin has a long-standing reputation for excellence in sport science education, and our School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is ranked the #3 sport science school in the world (ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools 2018). At Deakin you will learn from industry experts and receive a high-quality sport science education that is among the very best in the world.

Deakin has heavily invested in developing world-class facilities for students. Our Elite Sports Precinct provides students with placement opportunities and features state-of-the-art sports training facilities, teaching labs and extensive equipment used by elite sporting professionals. Plus, their brand new $32 million Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building offers four levels of specialist facilities and equipment including a strength and conditioning gym, climate chamber, and biomechanics and motor learning laboratories. With complete access to the award-winning Deakin Clinical Exercise Centre and guided mentorship from trained professionals, as a Deakin student you will receive the support you need to develop essential practical skills and gain a competitive edge.

Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science includes 220 hours of practical experience, to make sure you have the skills that are important to employers. You will also benefit from work placement opportunities with our prestigious sport industry partners, gain access to professional networks and experts within the industry, and receive one-on-one career mentoring by staff – helping you graduate with confidence. The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is also accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia . This means you will be eligible to apply for accreditation as an Accredited Exercise Scientist upon graduation.

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Deakin scholarship opportunities for Singaporean students
Deakin is committed to helping students achieve their full potential. The Deakin Singapore Health Bursary is a 20% scholarship for high-achieving international students applying for certain undergraduate or postgraduate health degrees. Students from Singapore who apply to study exercise and sport science are automatically assessed for eligibility – there is no need to apply.

Deakin also offers a wide range of other scholarships to support students – including two major scholarships specifically for international students.

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