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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

This combined degree gives you the opportunity to study two complementary fields and understand how the whole athlete works, as well as the fuel required to enable them to perform at their best. You will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 220 hours of invaluable practical experience and benefit from career mentoring, setting you apart from other graduates.

Offered by the #1 ranked sports science school in Australia, exercise and sports science at Deakin give you a nationally recognized, field-leading education in improving the performance, health, and participation of individuals and teams. Complementing this, the nutrition science component of this combined course gives you an understanding of the nature of food and the importance of nutrition for individual and population health. Open the door to a wide range of career opportunities when you combine a drive for exercise and sport with a passion for food and nutrition.

Want to graduate with the knowledge and skills to become an expert in elite athlete preparation?

Exercise and sport science at Deakin gives you the expertise to become a professional leader in the field and gain a comprehensive understanding of the biology, technology, behavior, and best practices that underpin exercise and sport science.

You will have the opportunity to participate in two sports industry practical experiences during this course. In the second year, students complete 80 hours of practical experience in Exercise Programming. The Exercise and Sports Science Practicum in your final year offers a minimum of 140 hours of practical experience.

Additionally, you can choose to study the Food and Nutrition Practicum in your final year, giving you a further 100 hours of practical food or nutrition industry experience.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

At Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, you are surrounded by expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It offers state-of-the-art engineering, medical and sport facilities, as well as some of the most advanced research spaces in the world. The campus also features incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts, and more.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

As well as typical roles in the sport, exercise, coaching, and fitness industries, you may pursue employment in:

  • sports administration
  • facility management
  • community health and wellness
  • rehabilitation
  • sports science.

Other employment opportunities include:

  • elite, professional sporting clubs
  • local and state government agencies
  • professional sporting bodies
  • local and community sporting clubs
  • hospital and rehabilitation clinics
  • fitness and aquatic centers
  • private health and recreation centers
  • large business organizations in corporate health.

You will also be well prepared for a nutrition-focused career and can work in areas in the nutrition and food industry such as::

  • food analysis
  • food manufacturing
  • food quality and safety
  • food laboratories and research institutes
  • food policy and regulation
  • food wholesale and retail
  • individual and population health
  • nutrition research and education
  • public health nutrition
  • community nutrition
  • consumer education and awareness campaigns
  • nutrition and agribusiness
  • product development
  • sensory analysis

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII) 65%

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.