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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, AFL and Netball Victoria. 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.

Colleges

Our courses are provided by the College of Sport and Exercise Science and Victoria Polytechnic.

Short courses 1 course

Code:
VNEAP
Duration:
1000 hours
Campus:
City Flinders
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.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 1 course

Code:
SIS50612
Duration:
1 year
Fees (2018): A$8,300 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Develop your skills in the sport and recreation industry gaining knowledge in project management, and facilitating and coordinating teams and groups.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 11 courses

Code:
NHES
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$14,300 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Prepare to contribute to the latest in technical innovations in electrical and sports engineering.
Code:
ABHE
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$11,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
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.
Code:
ABHD
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$11,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Gain the knowledge and skills for entry into professional careers in exercise and sport science, rehabilitation, community fitness and health, and research.
Code:
SBPH
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$11,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
This course provides knowledge and skills in physical education and sport science through a range of subjects across various disciplines.
Code:
SHSP
Duration:
1 year
Fees (2018): A$12,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Park

Take your knowledge of sport and exercise science into exciting new areas with the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours).

Code:
SBSM
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$11,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Gain the skills for a career in the sports, physical recreation and outdoor-adventure sectors with a Bachelor of Sport Management at Victoria University.
Code:
SBSB
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$11,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
This double degree prepares you for employment in both the commercial business sector and the sport, exercise and active recreation sector.
Code:
SBSA
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$11,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park

This specialised program leads to a variety of career options in clinical exercise science, rehabilitation, sport science or human movement.

Code:
SBHP
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,100 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
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.
Code:
SBHS
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$11,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park

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.

Code:
ABYW
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$10,800 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
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.

Postgraduate 2 courses

Code:
AMEP
Duration:
1.5 years
Fees (2018): A$12,100 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Park
This course follows a research or evidence-based teaching approach regarding the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology. You will gain experience in clinical placement in hospitals, industry and the broader community.
Code:
SMSI
Duration:
1.5 years
Fees (2018): A$15,700 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
City Flinders
The Master of Sport Business and Integrity addresses the pressures that contemporary sport managers face when having to deal with their core obligations.

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.
Code:
HREH
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Develop a capacity for solutions through independent research and problem analysis. You will 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.
Code:
HRAT
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Staff will supervise graduate research in many areas of specialisation, such as the Master of Arts, history, philosophy of sport, sociology of physical education and sport management.
Code:
UPSH
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$14,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
The Doctoral degree in Human Movement (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Code:
UPSS
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
The Doctoral degree in Sport and Recreation is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Code:
UPHA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$15,100 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Code:
UPRA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$13,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
The facilities, labs and technology at VU are amazing, and the people here create a great learning environment. You can pretty much do whatever you want if you have good ideas.
Luca Oppici

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