Master of Sport and Exercise Science

VU course code: SMES | Level of study: Postgraduate
1.5 years full time or longer for part time

Fee type for this course: Full fee

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Gain the expertise to succeed in the global sport industry with a Master of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University.

This postgraduate sports course prepares you for a career in the exciting world of professional or community sport and fitness.

During your study, you will gain high-level professional and specialist skills in areas such as:

  • sports science
  • coaching
  • talent management
  • strength and conditioning
  • analytics.

You will graduate with a comprehensive education in sport and exercise science tailored to the needs of organisations across the range of sporting disciplines.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).




Graduates from the Master of Sport and Exercise Science may be employed in the following roles:

  • director of sports science
  • sport scientist
  • high performance manager
  • head of strength and conditioning
  • strength and conditioning coach
  • data analyst
  • performance analyst.