Begin your invigorating career in the great outdoors. If you’re passionate about sharing your love of the environment, adventure and tourism with others, discover our industry-renowned courses in outdoor recreation.

VU’s partnership with Australia’s largest provider of outdoor education has created a new industry-driven Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership. The only course of its kind in Australia, our outdoor leadership degree develops provides the opportunity to undertake a paid industry internship with The Outdoor Education Group. Our degree in outdoor education and environmental science will open up a range of possibilities for work in the great outdoors.

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.

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 Blended, Face to Face
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 Blended, Face to Face
Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership

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 Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Bachelor of Sport Science

Join Australia's leading sport university and gain the very best knowledge for a professional career in the sport and exercise industry.

Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face

Studying outdoor recreation 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 outdoor recreation

Practical field experience, combined with your knowledge of the natural environment, group leadership and planning will open up diverse career possibilities in the following industries:

  • adventure tourism
  • adventure sports
  • environmental or outdoor education
  • outdoor adventure
  • outdoor education
  • outdoor recreation
  • ecotourism or adventure tourism
  • work in national parks, natural science work
  • land and resource management.

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