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What will I learn?

Become a sports scientist – work in sports performance developing healthy living and rehabilitation programs. Our new Health and Sports Precinct allows you to focus on practical learning in a hands-on environment, in addition to industry placements.

Our Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science enables you to develop knowledge and practical skills with core studies in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and health, whilst pursuing an interest in either applied exercise programming, health or teaching. You will examine key aspects of sport science and learn how to plan, implement and evaluate healthy living and diverse populations.

Our new Health and Sports Precinct will support your practical learning, as well as industry placements – a program component that our students love the most. With support from us, you will gain valuable work experience within a range of exercise science industries both locally and state-wide.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for registration with Exercise and Sport Science Australia, and be able to pursue a variety of career paths. Our graduates have successfully gained employment in high profile organisations including the NBA, NFL, AFL, NRL and Super Netball.

Career opportunities

  • Sports scientist
  • Health promotion officer
  • Exercise programmer
  • Performance analyst
  • Rehabilitation programmer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Exercise scientist
  • Exercise Physiology

If you wish to progress to further study, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is a pathway to coursework masters degrees including a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Strength and Conditioning and Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Psychology and Sport



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,100.00 (16,64,882) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,



3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 24 from 6 subjects. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with final-year mathematics courses, or overseas equivalent.

Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0, with no band less than 7.0 or equivalent; TOEFL IBT: 100 with minimums: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20, Writing 24; Pearson (PTE): Overall 65 (no band less than 58); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 185 (no band less than 176).

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning