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Sports & Exercise courses

If you are interested in massage therapy, sport and recreation management or even becoming a physical education teacher, we can help provide the starting point for your career.

We are Australia's largest provider of teaching programs in sport and exercise science. Benefit from our close links with groups such as the Victorian and Australian Institutes of Sport, Western Bulldogs and the AFL. With our state-of-the-art, $68 million sport and learning precinct, you will enter a highly engaging, switched-on environment.

Gain the skills to take your advance your career you can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

Careers

Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • physical education teacher
  • massage therapist
  • management (sport/recreation)
  • sporting coach.

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 5 courses

The Certificate IV in Fitness gives you the skills to kick start your career the health sector, one of the fastest growing industries globally.

Develop the skills and knowledge to work confidently in the health and wellbeing sector as a Health Coach, providing healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle management to individuals, groups or in the workplace.

Duration: 1 year
Learn the practical skills of remedial massage as well as the theoretical knowledge required to assess your clients' soft tissue dysfunction.
Duration: 2 years

Prepare for a career in the sport and recreation sector and develop essential sporting skills and industry knowledge.

Duration: 1 year
Develop your skills in the sport and recreation industry gaining knowledge in project management, and facilitating and coordinating teams and groups.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 14 courses

Duration: 3 years
Be part of a growing demand for graduates with training in the field of exercise and biomedical sciences. Learn how the structure and function of the body influences and is impacted by exercise.
Duration: 3 years
Start your career in the sport and exercise industry with a course that delivers a range of subjects across the biological sciences, social sciences and humanities areas.
Duration: 3 years
Gain the knowledge and skills for entry into professional careers in exercise and sport science, rehabilitation, community fitness and health, and research.
Duration: 3 years

Prepare for your ideal career as a leader in fitness centres and community-exercise programs, with a Bachelor of Fitness from VU.

Duration: 3 years

Prepare for a career working in nature, with a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Environmental Science from VU.

Duration: 3 years

Become a leader in nature-based education and recreation through practical study and work experience, with Victoria University's Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership.

Duration: 3 years
This course provides knowledge and skills in physical education and sport science through a range of subjects across various disciplines.
Duration: 3 years
Gain the skills for a career in the sports, physical recreation and outdoor-adventure sectors with a Bachelor of Sport Management at Victoria University.
Duration: 4 years
This double degree prepares you for employment in both the commercial business sector and the sport, exercise and active recreation sector.
Duration: 3 years

Join Australia's leading sport university and gain the very best knowledge for a professional career in the sport and exercise industry.

Duration: 4 years
This course delivers a balance across the biological sciences, social sciences and humanities for a career in the sport, fitness, exercise and human movement professions.
Duration: 4 years

This double degree provides you with the capabilities and understandings of human movement, and the structure, practices and participant needs of the Australian sport, exercise and active recreation sector.

Duration: 3 years
Learn the skills to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people. Victoria University's Bachelor of Youth Work is the largest program of its kind in Australia, and is delivered by experts in the field.
Duration: 4 years
The Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management course aims to produce competent youth workers and sport management professionals who have practical management and leadership skills.

Postgraduate 8 courses

Duration: 1.5 years

Become an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) with a Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at Victoria University.

Duration: 0.5 years

Work with football clubs to improve player performance, with a Graduate Certificate in Performance Analysis (Football).

Duration: 1 year
The Graduate Diploma in Sport Business and Integrity will teach you to fulfil the dual responsibilities of managers in professional and community sport.
Duration: 1.5 years
In this course you will gain high-level skills to implement sport programs and prepare for the pressures and complexity of contemporary sport management.
Duration: 0.5 years
This course addresses the continuing concern about sport’s capacity to act on the positive social values it has traditionally upheld.
Duration: 0.5 years

Our sport-strategy course allows experienced sport-management professionals and recent sport-management graduates to build upon their existing credentials with the latest knowledge and skills.

Duration: 0.5 years

Gain expertise that supports your passion for football and take a step towards a sport-science or high-performance career.

Duration: 1.5 years
This course will provide you with a holistic education in the field of football science. It has an applied theoretical focus as well as practical experience.

Postgraduate research 6 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years

Expand and develop specialist knowledge in your chosen field of research and provide evidence of independent thought and the ability to manage a research project.

Duration: 2 years
VU’s Master of Arts develops specialist knowledge through creative-industry collaborations and expert guidance.
Duration: 4 years
VU has world-class facilities and expert supervisors to support your PhD in Human Movement research.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Sport and Recreation is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas.
Duration: 4 years

Our PhD (Integrated) in Human Movement offers research training and first-rate labs, facilities and partnerships.

Duration: 4 years

Our integrated program PhD in Sport and Recreation offers an alternative path to a doctoral degree, with research guidance before you begin your thesis.

VU has an outstanding reputation in the sports industry and I had heard about the industry connections and opportunities that are provided for students. Cementing my current position at Basketball ACT has given me the opportunity to work within the industry that I have a passion for and put the attributes I gained during my studies into practice.
Shaun Hargreaves

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