What is Sport Science?
Sport science is the study of how the healthy human body works during exercise, and how sport and physical activity promote health, physically, mentally and socially. The study of sport science incorporates many physiology, psychology, anatomy, engineering and chemistry.
Why study Sport and Exercise Science at Deakin?
Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification?
Deakin’s industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the fast growing global sport industry.
Graduate job ready with 220+ hours of practical experience
Nationally accredited exercise and sport science program
#3 sport science school in the world
(ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018)
Study in a world-class elite sports precinct and a specialised indoor exercise and sport science building
Deakin’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science helps you apply knowledge and skills in exercise and sport science to improve the performance, health and participation of individuals, athletes and teams through training, coaching and advice. You will learn in world-class facilities at our Elite Sports Precinct in Geelong and brand new Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science building in Burwood. You will also graduate job-ready with 220 hours of practical experience via the Exercise Programming and Exercise and Sports Science Practicum units.
This course gives you the skills to become a professional leader in exercise and sport science and allied fields, with a focus on the biological, sociological and behavioural bases of exercise and sport science.
With 220 hours of hands-on, practical experience, you’ll graduate job-ready. Deakin’s course offers the most practicum hours of any comparable accredited program in Victoria.
To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points, you will need to study 24 units (AKA, ‘subjects’). Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The course comprises 24 credit points which includes 16 core units (these are compulsory) and 8 elective units (you can choose which ones to study). No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1, and at least 6 credit points must be taken at level 3.
Also, you can choose elective units to form a major sequence. Majors can be selected from within the Faculty of Health or any other Faculty, subject to availability and pre-requisites. Majors may include applied sport science, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, sport coaching, nutrition, physical activity and health, health promotion, management, sports nutrition, marketing, languages or media.
As well as typical roles in the sport, exercise, coaching and fitness industries, graduates may pursue employment in sport science, sports administration, facility management, community health and wellness, or rehabilitation.
Upon graduating, you may find employment opportunities in:
- elite, professional sporting clubs
- local and state government agencies
- professional sporting bodies
- local and community sporting clubs
- hospital and rehabilitation clinics
- fitness and aquatic centres
- private health and recreation centres
- large organisations in corporate health.
Further study pathways
You may choose to complete further study in areas such as sport, exercise science, physiology or physiotherapy, such as Deakin’s Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science
Deakin’s new course, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science is now available to international students. This course allows you to combine your interest in exercise and sports with your passion for food and nutrition. Completing this double degree will expand your career opportunities across the nutrition, sport and health industries. The course offers 320 hours of practical experience across these areas, ensuring you will be career ready.
Singapore Health Scholarship
The Singapore Health Scholarship is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Deakin Faculty of Health degrees. A 20% tuition fee reduction will be offered to any Singaporean student who meets the requirements.
- Have a WAM equivalent of 65 or above
- Be a citizen of Singapore
- Enrol in one of the Health courses stipulated in the course list below:
- H315 Bachelor of Nutrition Science
- D301 Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce
- H343 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
- D394 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
- H344 Bachelor of Psychological Science
- H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences
- H313 Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
- H757 Master of Public Health
- H756 Master of Health and Human Services Management
- H704 Master of Health Economics
- H759 Master of Health Promotion
- H748 Master of Nutrition and Population Health