Department of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences partnerships

The Department of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences partner with a diverse range of Australian and international organisations.

Together, we are training the next generation of professionals and working on collaborative research projects that improve health, wellbeing and performance.

University partnerships

Our academic staff contribute to key University partnerships including:

The partnership between La Trobe and Carlton Football Club enhances education and community outcomes in Melbourne’s North and gives students the opportunity to benefit from exclusive work placements across the Club. The Carlton College of Sport offers a unique learning program with a Higher Education Diploma in Sport Coaching and Development.

The partnership between La Trobe and Melbourne City Football Club focuses on research collaborations and student internships in sport science and allied health services.

The partnership between La Trobe and Melbourne Rebels includes high performance research and exclusive internships in key departments. It increases opportunities for women in sport and provides unique game day experiences.

The partnership between La Trobe and Medibank is driving research, making world class health services accessible to more people, and supporting better outcomes for La Trobe employees and students. Our students can secure valuable industry knowledge and experience through work placements, co-designed professional development programs and involvement in real world projects.

This partnership between La Trobe and Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom) provides students from both universities with international learning opportunities, with students spending a portion of their study in the UK and Australia, helping to enrich their university experience, and enhance their employability prospects. Both universities work closely together on research and innovation projects with global impact through shared expertise and resources.

Discipline partnerships

Our discipline partnerships include:

Institutes and academies of sport

Australian Institute of Sport

National Youth Sport Institute (Singapore)

Queensland Academy of Sport

Professional clubs

Boston Red Sox

Carlton Football Club

Sport technology companies

Australian Sport Technology Network

Champion Data



Prevent Biometrics

Sparta Science



Defence Science Institute

Human Performance Research Network


University of Newcastle

Professional bodies and agencies

Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Clinical partnerships

Alfred Health

Bendigo Health

Northern Hospital

The Royal Melbourne Hospital – Clinical Nutrition Department

Universities and institutes

Baker Institute

Harokopio University (Athens, Greece)

IDF Europe (Belgium)

Medical University of Varna (Bulgaria)

Monash University

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy)

University of Ghent (Belgium)

University of Medicine, Tirana (Albania)

University of Zaragoza (Spain)


Biome Australia – Activated Probiotics


Northern Health Hospital

Probi AB

Probiotical SpA

Other organisations

Defeat Diabetes

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration

Photo of Professor Regina Belski

We partner with leading tertiary hospitals, community and non-government organisations, and elite sporting clubs to enable our students to learn practical skills and gain professional experience. These experiences position students to graduate ready to join the nutrition, dietetics, sport and exercise workforces.

Professor Regina Belski
Department of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Melbourne Polytechnic partnership

Our partnership with Melbourne Polytechnic is building student skills in food science.

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