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Deakin University joins Vicsport in a University Partnership


Deakin University jump on board as a University Partner with Vicsport. The partnership will see Vicsport work with Deakin on research projects, internships, events and collaboration across the sports industry.

Deakin University is Australia’s leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate sport courses, sport research to industry and academic expertise.

Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is currently ranked #3* globally. The school’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science students have access to a truly world leading group of academic staff.

The Deakin Business School’s Master of Business (Sport Management) is ranked #8^ globally and the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) was the first degree of its kind in Australia and continues to be the leading Sport Management program domestically.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Health and Physical Education rounds out Deakin’s suite of sport studies across the university.

The Centre for Sport Research brings together academic expertise from the School of Exercise and Nutrition Science and sport management scholars from the Deakin Business School.The Centre has a wide range of research projects underway across diverse areas such as sport management and development, sport governance, sport performance, injury and health.

Deakin’s leading sport researchers are key partners with the public and private sectors in addition to State and National Sporting Associations in the quest for best practice across the ever-evolving landscape of sport management, development and sport performance.

The Deakin Sport Network is a multi-divisional network of experts from within the university working across 4 faculties, the Division of Student Life, Marketing, Facilities and Sport and Recreation that work collaboratively on the development and implementation of Deakin’s sport strategy.

Deakin’s partnerships with industry play a vital role in preparing students for careers within the sport industry as well as providing a range of opportunities for work integrated learning programs and research.

Deakin’s major partnerships include Netball Australia, Deakin Melbourne Boomers Basketball Team, The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Women’ Race and Geelong Cats AFL Club.

Vicsport is the peak body for sport and active recreation in Victoria. Vicsport represents and supports its members in order to “encourage and assist more Victorians and Victorian communities to enjoy the enormous benefits that sport, and active recreation can provide.”

For over 30 years Vicsport has provided advice, assistance and support to its members and the broader sports community.

Vicsport will partner with many Victorian Universities and other partners in order to provide the Victorian sporting community with the best in research, workforce training and support.

Through an extensive network, Vicsport’s constituency includes over 80 State sporting organisations, more than 50 local councils, 30 Associate members, 16,000 clubs and associations, and over 3.25 million participants, paid staff and volunteers who make a significant contribution to the social, physical, mental and economic wellbeing of the Victorian community.


For more information, contact:

Lisa Hasker, CEO Vicsport, lisah@vicsport.com.au

Professor David Shilbury, Director, Deakin Sport Network, shilbury@deakin.edu.au

*Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking for sport Science Schools and Departments 2018

^Sport Business International 2018

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