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Sport & exercise science


Turn your love of sport into a fulfilling career.

  • Explore the sporting industry from a physiological, business or media perspective.
  • Build your skills in modern facilities, such as our on-campus Sports Park with state-of-the-art AFL oval, soccer pitches, indoor stadium, sport labs and more.
  • Access exclusive research, mentorship and placement opportunities through our partnerships with major sport organisations.
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Your question answered

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Why did you choose to study sport at La Trobe?

Demi shares why she chose to study at La Trobe and her experience getting accepted into her course.

What kind of career can you get from studying sport at La Trobe?

Demi talks about her aspiration to work as a sports agent once she graduates.

What are the facilities like for sport at La Trobe?

Demi walks us through a range of sport facilities on campus.

What can you do at the Sports Park?

Demi shows us what she likes to do at the La Trobe Sports Park.

What's it like to study sport at La Trobe?

Meg talks about what it's like studying sport and exercise science at La Trobe.

What are your subjects like?

Meg talks about the different elements of studying sport at La Trobe.

What opportunities are there to do while studying?

Meg talks about the different opportunities available to sport students.

What are your teachers like?

Meg talks about how helpful and supportive her teachers are.

What do you want to do once you graduate?

Meg talks about her plan to study a Master's once she graduates.

Top 50

globally for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022


projected job growth for physiotherapists until 2026


La Trobe undergraduates found employment within four months of graduation

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021

Possible careers

With a projected 5,600 job openings in the sports and exercise science industry per year, graduates are in high demand.

Use your physiotherapy skills, interpersonal communication and knowledge of the human body to help elite athletes and patients achieve their goals.

Conduct research relating to sport in an elite environment such as a national sports institute or professional sports club.

Plan and conduct effective exercise classes and workouts.

Design and implement health and wellbeing programs in the workplace including exercise, mindfulness and meditation programs.

Provide insights and advice about various sports data to inform decision-making.

Explore Sport and exercise science

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Sport and exercise science courses

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