If developing healthy communities and individuals is your dream career, study fitness at VU. With the first degree of its kind in Australia targeting the fitness industry, gain the skills and knowledge to train, manage and market in fitness centres, gyms, community or corporate facilities, community health, recreation facilities and personal training businesses.

Our fitness degrees and TAFE courses are designed and taught by industry experts, who will guide you towards success as a leader in the field.

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)
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 Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Hybrid
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice)
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 Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Hybrid
Bachelor of Fitness

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 Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Hybrid

Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

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

Duration 1.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Hybrid

Certificate III in Fitness SIS30315

The Certificate III in Fitness SIS30315 gives you the skills and knowledge to work confidently as a gym instructor or group exercise instructor.

Duration 0.5 years Campus Footscray Park, Werribee Delivery mode Blended
Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40215

The Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40215 gives you the skills to kick start your career the health sector, one of the fastest growing industries globally.

Campus Footscray Park, Werribee

Studying fitness at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.

We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.

You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.

Careers in fitness

Our fitness courses can lead to a variety of careers in the health, sport and fitness industry including:

  • gym instructor/personal trainer
  • group fitness instructor
  • special populations training – elderly, people with a disability, youth
  • community fitness and health services
  • management
  • marketing.