At Victoria University, we offer one of Australia's largest programs in sport, exercise and health science. Our engineering program also contributes to healthy living through its focus on green construction, and community needs.

From nursing, physiotherapy and fitness to building design, our courses are held in high regard both in Australia and around the world. We have carved a niche in the osteopathy and dermal therapy sectors, being one of very few universities in Australia offering accredited courses in these areas. And in sport science, we are ranked in the top 10 in the world.

Our curriculum is developed with industry input and informed by our world-class research institutes. Our courses will equip you with practical skills and confidence to achieve your career goals in the health, sport, or engineering industries.

Top 10 for sport science

We are ranked in the top 10 of universities worldwide for sport science

Award-winning VU Block Model®

Greater focus, more support and proven success with the VU Block Model®

Industry connections

Networks and real-world experience for strong career outcomes

Ranked top 3%

VU is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide

Explore our program areas

The College of Sport, Health and Engineering has several subprograms that specialise in supporting students to thrive in their area of expertise.

Select the program relevant to you to find out about related courses, partnerships, and opportunities in your discipline area, or find staff contacts.

Our people

College leadership

Executive Dean
Professor Karen Dodd
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Associate Dean Learning & Teaching
Dr Joshua Johnson
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Associate Dean Research & Research Training
Professor Andrew McAinch
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Deputy Associate Dean Learning & Teaching
Dr Romana Morda
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Deputy Associate Dean Learning & Teaching
Dr Helen McCarthy
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Allied Health

Biomedical & Life Sciences

Built Environment

Clinical Services


Nursing & Midwifery

Sport & Movement Sciences