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What will I learn?

Turn your passion for sport into a career with the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and develop the skills that will enable you to improve the health, fitness and performance of individuals and teams through training, coaching and advice.

You’ll learn how to navigate the increasingly digitised exercise and sport industry through access to cutting-edge laboratories and technology, including wearable sensors, virtual reality and 3D analysis equipment. You’ll also gain real-world experience through industry-based entrepreneurial and research projects.

In Industry Professional Practice (SPH30015) you'll undertake a minimum of 140 hours in the exercise and sport science industry, and in Industry Project (SPH30014) you'll work in a collaborative team environment to respond to an industry brief. You'll graduate ready to apply for roles such as sport or exercise scientist; coach; or strength and conditioning specialist in elite or community sport, government agencies, clinical settings or corporate wellbeing. Graduates may also be eligible to pathway into postgraduate studies in clinical exercise physiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, and various research degrees.

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • retrieve, critically evaluate and communicate information about local and global health, exercise and sport science from a variety of sources using a range of technologies
  • promote and optimise the health, fitness and sporting performance of individuals and/or populations
  • demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours
  • reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development
  • apply content knowledge, concepts, practices, theories, evidence and skills associated with the sub disciplines of exercise and sport science to a range of exercise, sport and health-related activities and settings, working independently and in teams
  • apply innovation and technology to extend the boundaries of knowledge and research in Exercise and Sport Science.

Career opportunities

The career opportunities for exercise and sport science graduates are continually expanding, and include working as sport scientists, exercise scientists, coaching/development officers, strength and conditioning specialists, in government agencies as well as medical/clinical and corporate health and wellness areas.

Which department am I in?




Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,690.00 (19,08,141) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2023


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 12. A Levels incorporating Cambridge by min 3 subjects: 8. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic Module) - Overall 6.0 No individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT - 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic - 50 (no communicative skill less than 50).

For international students

Successful completion of one of the following: the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees)

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS overall band of 7.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 7.0
  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 75%, and all skills above 75%
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience