Exercise and Sports Science

Exercise and sports science concentrates on the integration of exercise and physical activity into health care, sports performance, disease prevention and rehabilitation. This discipline focuses on all aspects of the study of human movement and development and incorporates clinical practice instruction, practicums, and case studies to provide the advanced skills and experience essential for professional practice.

Your Science Pathways in Exercise and Sports Science include electives in Introduction to Statistical Modelling, History and Practice of Sports, Orientation to Exercise and Sports Science, Introduction to Human Anatomy, Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy, and Introductory Human Physiology 1

For details see Listed Units for Exercise and Sports Science

Further Course options in Exercise and Sports Science

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Studying for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science will enable your understanding of scientific and applied aspects of sport, exercise and health using world class facilities.

You'll learn about the fundamentals of sport and exercise through units about anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, exercise prescription and programming and sports psychology. You'll also undertake 140 hours of workplace experience.

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Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

With small class sizes, studying for the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology provides an opportunity to study the scientific basis of sport and exercise and its effect on both healthy individuals and those with chronic and complex health conditions.

In addition to taught content, you'll undertake 500 hours of workplace experience involving the exercise-based management of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic and other health conditions.

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Where can you go with a pathway in Exercise and Sports Science?

Graduates from our undergraduate degrees are competitively positioned for exciting careers within the field of exercise and sports science.


Graduates from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science can work in a range of fields including:

  • Health and physical activity promotion
  • High performance sport (strength and conditioning, sports science)
  • Health and wellbeing (personal trainer; health consultant/educator)
  • Clinical sciences (cardiac/respiratory/sleep technician)
  • Postgraduate research/coursework in related disciplines

Graduates from the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology can work in the following professions:

  • Exercise Physiologist - in a range of settings (hospital, private clinic, workplace health). Exercise Physiologists are recognised allied health professionals with Medicare, the Department of Veteran Affairs and some private health insurers
  • Clinical sciences (cardiac/respiratory/sleep technician)
  • High performance sport (strength and conditioning, sports science)
  • Health and wellbeing industries (personal trainer, health consultant/educator)

For more careers information within the field of exercise and sport science within Australia, please look at the ESSA Careers Guide.