What will I learn?

The course provides an accredited pathway for you to be eligible to with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and practice as an Accredited Exercise Scientist. You'll learn how to apply knowledge and skills in exercise and sport science to improve the performance, health and participation of individuals, athletes and teams.

Develop 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. Learn in world-class facilities at our Elite Sports Precinct in Geelong and Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science building in Burwood. The course includes 220 hours of practical experience – more than any comparable accredited program in Victoria – meaning you'll graduate job-ready with an advantage.

Course structure:

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 undertaken 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 select 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.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity and HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Career outcomes:

As well as typical roles in the sport, exercise, coaching and fitness industry, you 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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

045332G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (US$ 26,402) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

20 February 2022

More details

Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (US$ 26,402) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

20 February 2022

More details

Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

75 Pigdons Road,

WAURN PONDS,

Victoria,

3216, GEELONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 79 Writing 21

TOEFL PBT - 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 176 No band less than 169

PTE - 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C+

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
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  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed

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