Sport, outdoor and physical education

Turn your passion into a career. If you have a talent for motivating and inspiring people – and want to pursue this as your career – our health, sport and physical education qualifications will give you the tools you need to make it happen, anywhere in the world.

Course information videos

Master of Strength and Conditioning

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Studying exercise and sport science

Presented by Scott Talpey, senior lecturer and discipline lead.

Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education

Course information - PDF download

Domestic students

International students

Meet your lecturers

Dr Mathew O'Grady - Exercise and sport science

Mathew is a lecturer and academic advisor in exercise and sport science at the Gippsland Campus.

Dr Brendan O'Brien - Anatomy and physiology

Brendan lectures in anatomy and physiology and the exercise physiology and prescription courses in the Bachelor of Exercise Science.

Dr Warrick Chilton - Exercise and sport science

Warrick is a lecturer in exercise and sport science and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underpinning the effects of exercise on cellular aging.

Dr Deborah Pascoe

Deborah is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with over 30 years experience as an academic clinician.

Lindy Hall

Lindy is a lecturer within the exercise and sport science undergraduate program, with a focus on work-integrated learning and inclusive physical activity.

Dr Andrew Lavender

Andrew is an Accredited Exercise Scientist and teaches motor control and learning and exercise science research courses in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.

Ryan Worn

Ryan is a lecturer in exercise and sport science. Ryan has a special interest in biomechanics, strength and conditioning and exercise physiology.

Dr Emma Siesmaa

Emma is an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) and lecturer in exercise and sport science.


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See our Health and Sports facilities

Athlete testing facilities

Exercise physiology lab at Mt Helen

eSports at Federation

Sports precinct

Health and sports precinct at Mt Helen

Virtual tour - Health and Sport Precinct

Meet Andrew

Andrew Russell has become one of AFL’s top fitness coaches. After graduating from Federation University, Andrew worked as an assistant coach with Essendon, before being head-hunted by Port Adelaide. He later worked at Hawthorn for 14 years, assisting the club to win four premierships. Currently working as Carlton Football Club’s Director of High Performance, Andrew keeps the team motivated and in optimum physical condition. "The quality of the lecturers and the learning environment in my course definitely set me up for work life." Andrew Russell - Sports science graduate

Student testimonials

Nicole Frain

Elite athlete program

Claudia Callagher

Student placement

Teesha Smedley

Sports management student placement

Tylah Meunier

Elite athlete program

Gemma Foord

Grand Fondo cycling event preparation

Liam White

Elite athlete program

About the Institute of Health and Wellbeing

We teach, research, collaborate and engage with the health sector to ensure we deliver industry-relevant programs that meet the needs of the community. Many of our programs include clinical placements and workplace learning opportunities so that our students have the opportunity to apply their learning in real practice situations.

Our staff conduct significant research that contributes to knowledge locally, nationally and internationally, while also acknowledging and reflecting our rural/regional locations.

Our programs provide supportive, flexible options for you to study health programs at our campuses, or via blended delivery. We offer a range of pathways to enter or build on your health career from certificate level to degrees and postgraduate studies.

Our teaching and academic staff are committed to delivering student-centred high-quality learning and teaching experiences, that are closely linked to and reflect contemporary health needs and contexts. Most of our programs of study provide entry-to practice in our disciplines and are nationally accredited, which contributes to the continued high employment rate of our graduates.