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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Experience the synergy between sport science and the business of sport with Deakin's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management). Learn from expert teachers in world-class facilities to become a professional leader in exercise and sport science, with the business prowess to manage sporting organizations and events.

Join the #1 sports science school in Australia and learn to apply exercise and sport science principles to improve the performance, health, and participation of individuals, athletes, and teams. The Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) teaches you about the business of sport, including sport systems, finance, marketing, management, and law. You will graduate career-ready and with confidence, benefitting from a minimum of 320 hours of fieldwork that gives you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

Want to learn the science behind elite performance and influence the business of sport?

With this combined course, you will gain unique knowledge and skills in managing organizations that support sports and events within disciplines such as:

  • athlete management
  • equipment/merchandising
  • finance
  • marketing
  • promotion
  • sponsorship

Campus Information


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.


  • 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

With this combined degree, you will be equipped to provide professional leadership in the field and contribute to the development of the Australian sporting industry. Career opportunities may include:

  • business development manager
  • exercise scientist
  • player-manager/agent
  • recreation officer
  • sports administrator
  • elite coach
  • strength and conditioning coach
  • sports development officer
  • sports event manager.

Students wanting to pursue further study in exercise and sport science may consider applying for Deakin’s:

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Applied Sport Science.

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

  • (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.