Why study sports counselling and athlete welfare La Trobe?

Highly employable

90.4 per cent of our recent graduates from undergraduate health services and support degrees found employment within four months.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2019, ComparED: Health Services & Support (Undergraduate)

World-leading research

Our research in human movement and sports science is rated 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Practical experience

Put theory into practice with professional placements in Australia and overseas.

Find out more about our health placements

Career opportunities in sports counselling and athlete welfare

Career pathways

Studying sports counselling and athlete welfare builds transferable skills in communication, analytical thinking and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Case manager
  • Health and wellbeing specialist
  • Community sport leader
  • Sports event/venue manager
  • Player development manager

Future employers

Potential employers of sports counselling and athlete welfare graduates include:

  • Elite sporting teams
  • The Australian Institute of Sport
  • The Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Life Education Victoria
  • Community Connections Australia
  • Health at Work

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