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Sports Management courses

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 advance your career. You can study at TAFE or degree level.

Careers

Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • management (sport/recreation)
  • youth worker
  • sports administration.

Colleges

Our sports management courses are provided by our College of Sport & Exercise Science and College of Business.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 courses

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) 9 courses

Duration: 3 years

Get ahead in the fast-paced world of business and make an impact on a local or international level.

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
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 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: 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 7 courses

Duration: 0.5 years

Develop sport management, administration and leadership capabilities with VU’s Graduate Certificate in Community Sport Management.

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

Learn to promote the sport you love in community or elite settings, with a Graduate Certificate in Sport Marketing from VU. The sport-marketing qualification teaches you to build the brand and customer awareness of sport organisations.

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.

Postgraduate research 4 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

Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to health or sport with the Master of Applied Research.

Duration: 4 years

Undertake your PhD in a world-leading research centre. Victoria University's Institute for Health and Sport (IHES) provides expert supervision in a wide range of disciplines.

Duration: 4 years

Receive intensive research training before beginning an innovative thesis in the broad areas of health and sport with our integrated PhD program.

Duration: 1.5 years

Complete a Master of Research in 18 months, in the areas of industry, community or urban development. This degree is tailored to graduates with a related bachelor degree, or an honours degree in a different discipline.

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