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What will I learn?

In first year, you'll study the roles of healthcare professionals and cover the fundamentals of human bioscience. In second and third years, you'll learn anatomy, biomechanics, exercise psychology and physiology. Learn how to change community behaviours, fine tune individual training to optimise performance and work with groups such as the elderly, adolescents and athletes undergoing rehabilitation.

This course offers you a pathway to La Trobe degrees such as the Master of Exercise Physiology and Master of Physiotherapy Practice.

Reasons to study exercise science at La Trobe:

Use the most up-to-date exercise physiology and biomechanics equipment
Gain 140 hours of industry placements and graduate career ready. Placement opportunities include:

Bendigo Spirit
Bendigo Pioneers
Bendigo Academy of Sport
and a range of elite high-school athlete programs.

Enjoy a personalised learning experience with small classes and direct access to teaching staff.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Career outcomes

As an exercise science graduate, you'll be well equipped to find work as an exercise scientist, community health worker, sport scientist, gym manager, corporate health and wellness officer, sport injury prevention worker, strength and conditioning coach, sport development officer and more.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Exercise Science on the Bendigo campus is accredited at the level of exercise science by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA).

Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise Science may apply for membership with ESSA. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Nursing

CRICOS

079549K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,000.00 (20,55,165) per year
Start date

27 February 2023

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. International Baccalaureate - 24 to 33. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component, C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
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