Turn your passion on the field into a career

If you love sport, why not make a career out of it? Build diverse skills and knowledge fit for the sport industry.

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Why study sport at La Trobe?

From coaching to sport science and education, at La Trobe, you'll build skills, knowledge and networks to set you up with a successful career in sport.

You'll be able to:

  • Immerse yourself in a high-performance sport environment and rub shoulders with Victorian sporting clubs at our state-of-the-art Sports Park
  • Get study that fits around you with fully online, on-campus or blended study options
  • Benefit from our world-class facilities, including our athlete performance space, AFL oval, FIFA-1 accredited synthetic soccer pitch and more
  • Gain experience with industry leaders such as Carlton Football Club, Melbourne City FC, AFL Victoria, Tennis Australia and Exercise Research Australia
  • Learn from leading experts in a university that's in the world's top 50 for sport*

* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2022, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Sports-Related Subjects

Start with our most popular sport courses

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Popular course

Gain the skills and experience you need for a career in healthcare, sports, exercise and recreational facilities, education, aged care, government and more. Possible roles include:

  • sports scientist
  • health and wellness officer
  • personal trainer
  • injury prevention or rehabilitation coach.

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Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Development

Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Development

Popular course

Take the first step towards a career in sports and recreation, education, healthcare, government, sporting organisations, local councils and more. Possible roles include:

  • sports coach
  • coach educator
  • sports scientist
  • sports development.

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Master of Sport Analytics

Master of Sport Analytics

Popular course

Prepare for an in-demand career in consultancy firms, information and media companies, private sporting organisations and more. Possible roles include:

  • sports analyst
  • data scientist
  • game analyst
  • data analyst.

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Sport diplomacy – free short course

Sport diplomacy – free short course

Developed in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this world-first course equips you with the skills, confidence and cultural awareness you need to become an effective sport ambassador.

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Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development

Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development

Build your career in Australian football, soccer, basketball, sport academies, schools, sport governing bodies, international sport and more. Possible roles include:

  • sport coach
  • sport development officer
  • assistant coach
  • PE teacher.*

* may require further education.

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Bachelor of Exercise Science

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Set yourself up for success in sport and exercise science, community health, gyms and recreation centres, private corporations and more. Possible roles include:

  • exercise scientist
  • community health worker
  • strength and conditioning coach
  • sport development officer.

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Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

When you study sport management as a major, you'll graduate ready to work in professional sport teams, sport institutes, international sporting leagues and more. Possible roles include:

  • sport and recreation officer
  • sport administrator
  • general manager of a sporting club
  • sport manager.

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Master of Strength and Conditioning

Master of Strength and Conditioning

Graduate ready to work in professional sport teams, performance training organisations, sport schools, academies and institutes, private practice and more. Possible roles include:

  • sport coach
  • high performance manager
  • strength and conditioning coach.

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Major or minor in sport management

Major or minor in sport management

La Trobe’s open access majors and minors mean you could customise your degree with cross-disciplinary studies, work-integrated learning and study overseas.

Whatever you’re studying, if there’s enough spare credit points in your course structure and room in your timetable, you could add sport management as a major or minor.

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Become a sport ambassador

Learn from iconic sportspersons and influential international figures in this free online course. You'll gain the skills, confidence and cultural awareness you need to become a sport ambassador and make a positive impact through sport.

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