Sports & exercise
If you're interested in sport and recreation management, physical education or becoming a massage therapist, we can provide the starting point for your career.
We are Australia's largest provider of sport and exercise science courses. We have close links with groups such as the Victorian and Australian Institutes of Sport, Western Bulldogs and the AFL. With our $68 million sport and learning precinct, you will enter a highly engaging, switched-on environment.
You can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.
Sport & exercise reset at VU
Choose from a range of sport and exercise courses at VU – the first Australian university to use a 'block' model of learning, where you study one unit at a time rather than juggling several at once, making your transition to university easier.
Careers in sport & exercise
Kick off your career in exercise science, outdoor education, sport management and more.
At VU, you can achieve your goals through industry-embedded learning in some of Australia’s and the world’s most elite sporting bodies. You’ll benefit from our comprehensive partnerships with community and industry organisations. Be empowered by teaching staff who are highly regarded as coaches, advisers and sports professionals.
Fields of study include:
- exercise science
- outdoor recreation, outdoor education & adventure sports
- physical education
- sport management
- sport science.
Industry partnerships & practical learning
If you study sport or exercise science at VU, you'll benefit from comprehensive partnerships with community and industry organisations and be empowered by teaching staff who are highly regarded as coaches, advisers and sports professionals.
Our extensive partnerships range from community sport and the outdoor adventure industry through to elite national and international levels including International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Sport Australia, Australian Institute of Sport, Sports Australia Hall of Fame, Melbourne Victory FC, The Outdoor Education Group and Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea.
We have a strong emphasis on hands-on learning in clinical and real-world settings so you can take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real industry projects and challenges.
I looked at courses at other universities but VU’s really stood out because of the quality of the teaching and I found the content more intriguing too. I was also really impressed by all the placement opportunities - with major sporting clubs - that are available through VU’s partner organisations.
Colleges & schools
Our sport and exercise courses are delivered by various colleges and schools across different VU campuses. Our sport and exercise research is conducted by the Institute for Health & Sport.