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Secure your place in the future of sport. By studying sport with us you'll graduate with a purpose, not just a degree. Hit the ground running, whichever career path you choose.


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Reach your full potential with a progressive, real-world sport education

Our sport courses allow you to specialise in a range of areas from sport management, coaching and development through to applied sport science and clinical exercise physiology. You’ll get hands-on learning in world-class sport facilities, and our industry connections – including the Australian Institute of Sport, Tennis Australia and VicHealth – ensure you enjoy valuable networking opportunities while you study, and strong employment outcomes when you graduate. You can also rest assured you're learning at the cutting edge: the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is the #1 ranked sport science school in Australia***.

Disciplines within sport

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Your future in sport

Australia's national pastime is sport – so why wouldn't we provide a cutting-edge course that's both elite athlete friendly and has the world number one ranking for graduate salaries?**

Explore our facilities

Our Elite Sports Precinct features an MCG-sized AFL oval and eight-lane IAAF 400m athletics track. Our Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building has some of Australia’s most advanced sports and exercise facilities.

Build your sport career

Careers in sport are exciting, diverse and ever increasing. Deakin offers you the opportunity to gain a world-class qualification in a country that’s globally renowned for high achievement in sport.

Learn in the real world

You'll get hands-on learning with our prestigious sporting institution partners – from AFL and NRL clubs through to the Victorian Institute of Sport and Surf Life Saving Australia.

My Deakin studies have definitely been a huge stepping stone into the real world of sport management and business.

Jess Gray

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) and Operations Coordinator, Suncorp Super Netball

Learn from industry experts

Get the practical experience you need with access to our network of over 150 industry partnerships across AFL, netball, basketball, cricket, football, swimming and tennis. By working on industry-relevant projects using the same tools professionals use, you’ll be better prepared for your future career.

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Dedicated to sport

Dedicated to sport

Deakin's sport facilities, partnerships and commitment to encouraging more women into the sector is second to none. As an elite athlete-friendly university, our Elite Sports Precinct is second-to-none, featuring an MCG-sized AFL oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch and eight-lane IAAF 400-metre athletics track. And our Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building has some of Australia’s most advanced sports and exercise facilities.

A home for elite athletes

A home for elite athletes

We’re dedicated to supporting elite athletes to achieve academic success alongside the demands of training and competition. That’s why Deakin is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network. We offer student athletes flexibility for assessment deadlines, leaves of absence to meet sporting commitments, and extensions on the time normally allowed to complete a course.

#1 school of sport science in the world 

Our School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is ranked the #1 school of sport science in the world by the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2021, making Deakin the leader in progressive, real-world sport education.

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***ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2021
**SportBusiness International's Postgraduate Sports Course Guide, 2014
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