Victoria University (VU) is ranked in the Top 20 globally for sport science education.*

As leaders in sport we offer over 40 sports-related courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education (TAFE) levels.

*ShanghaiRanking: Academic Rankings of World Universities

Achieve your career goals

A successful career in sport can come in many forms.

You can choose from over 40 sport-related courses that span exercise science to sport management, youth work to sport engineering, fitness to nutrition.

Featured courses

Browse our full range of courses.

Industry placements & hands-on learning

We have affilliations with over 350 professional sporting bodies and employers.

Our vast network provides workplace learning and employment opportunities to students. These career-focused placements provide the opportunity to develop real experiences that translate into workplace achievements.

We offer practical placement opportunities with the Western Bulldogs, Melbourne Storm, Melbourne Vixens and more.

Students in our exercise science courses also have access to internal placements through our Clinical Exercise & Rehabilitation (VUCER) program. During placement they get hands-on experience with real clients in the student-run clinic.

Scoring goals through further study

"VU’s connections and partnerships have allowed me to undertake placements in sports that were suited to what I wanted to do; specifically, the Football Federation of Victoria and Melbourne Victory. This has led me to create contacts with professionals in the industry that I can learn from now and into the future."

Read more about Sharna's industry placement.

World-class teaching & research

Our human movement and sport science research received the highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia assessment.

The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) provides the platform for VU's world-class research into topics such as sport and exercise science, active living and public health and sport in society.

ISEAL's $68 million high-techology facility is accessed by students, researchers & professional sports teams. The range of facilities include:

Partnerships & affiliations

Our partnerships benefit our students through placement opportunities and industry-relevant curriculum development, as well as the broader VU community through collaborative research and programs dedicated to improving health and wellbeing.

Partners include:

Find out more about our partnerships and affiliations through the College of Sport & Exercise Science.

Our partners the Western Bulldogs won the 2016 AFL grand final. Celebrating our partnership, Vice-Chancellor Peter Dawkins and Bulldogs Captain Easton Wood.

Supporting elite student athletes

We support success through our elite student athletes program, offering specialised services for students who are balancing their studies and sport commitments.

In 2014 eight students and nine alumni competed at the Commonwealth Games.

VU is an Elite Athlete Friendly University and currently we have over 120 athletes competing and studying. Services include:

Sport academies for emerging athletes

Victoria Polytechnic's sport academies are designed specifically for emerging high-performance athletes and coaches enrolled in the Diploma of Sport Development.

These elite programs are industry-focused and provide a solid foundation for a career in the professional sport industry.

Read more about the sport academies for emerging athletes.