Study sport at Deakin

Take the next step towards your ultimate sport career with an international leader in sport education.

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Begin or advance your career in sport

How could you benefit from studying with the best?

Learn from industry experts and alongside elite athletes who work with some of the top sporting organisations in Australia. You'll gain the specialist skills you need to maximise individual, athlete and team performance.

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  • World's #1 sport science school

    World's #1 sport science school

    Study at a world-leading sport science school, once again ranked #1 in the world and in Australia.

  • Real-world experience

    Real-world experience

    Get hundreds of hours of professional experience across our sport degrees, with some of our 150 industry partners, including the Geelong Cats and Melbourne Vixens.

  • Expand your career opportunities

    Expand your career opportunities

    Depending on which degree you study, you could be on your way to becoming an Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Sports Scientist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia, as well as gaining Australian Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation.

Sport science study areas

Looking to cover multiple areas of sport science? Across undergraduate and postgraduate studies, you will comprehensively cover over five different themes in sport.

  • Strength and conditioning

  • Performance analysis and management

  • Sport science

  • Training design

  • Management and leadership

Gain competitive advantage

It’s important to get a postgrad qualification in a competitive market. The learning and practical application puts you higher when you’re going for that dream role.

John Leyden

Academy Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Geelong Football Club

Become a proactive professional

Deakin graduates who work with us have advanced knowledge, a proactive approach and connect with our performance, club staff and athletes seamlessly.

Jane Woodlands-Thompson

General Manager Women’s Sport, Collingwood Football Club

Build real-world experience

A one year internship in the Strength and Conditioning department at Geelong Grammar was invaluable. I applied my knowledge both inside the gym and out on the field.

Aidan Edwards

Master of Applied Sport Science graduate

Your course options

Begin your study journey in sport, or equip yourself with specialist knowledge and skills to take your sport career to the next level. Explore our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate sport science courses and unlock exciting opportunities to work as a high performance manager, sports scientist, strength and conditioning coach, rehabilitation coach, sports performance analyst and more.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

The leading course of its kind in Victoria, this degree offers specialisations from coaching to health.

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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Discover a wide-ranging career path when you combine a drive for exercise and sports with a passion for food and nutrition.

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Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning

Develop customised strength and conditioning programs to improve the strength, power and endurance of your athletes and peak them for competition.

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Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis

Graduate ready to work in the emerging field of sport analytics – learn how to use performance analysis tech to improve athlete and team performances, and to produce better results.

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Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science

Combine training in advanced sport science, performance analysis and strength and conditioning to learn how to lead and manage high performance teams.

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Master of Applied Sport Science

Study cutting-edge sport science and be prepared with technical sport science skills and gain the ability to lead and manage high performance sport from local to elite levels.

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Study with a leader in the future of sport

Be ready

You deserve a university with state-of-the-art, future-focused sport facilities that enable you approach Australia's upcoming Golden Decade of Sport with confidence. At Deakin, you'll learn how to transform performance, chase precision, and design the future of sport, empowering you to achieve the best possible outcomes in your career.

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