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What will I learn?

Be at the forefront of the fitness revolution. The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) from Charles Sturt University can position you at the front of the pack in the health, fitness, exercise and sport industries – some of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Specialise in sport management or undertake the general stream to become a well-rounded exercise and sports professional.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science course is available online or on campus. The online and Bathurst on-campus options are accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), so you'll graduate as an accredited exercise scientist. A submission for accreditation by ESSA for the on-campus option at Port Macquarie is currently pending.

Course highlights

Become a key player in improving the health of individuals, groups and communities, and the performance of athletes and teams, by providing training and professional advice.

Study your way

Attend classes at Charles Sturt University's Bathurst or Port Macquarie campuses, or study your exercise science degree online from just about anywhere. You can study exercise and sport science full-time or part-time, all while gaining exposure to some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry through evidence-based study and a comprehensive work placement program.

A multidisciplinary degree

Develop transferable skills in analysis, research, communication, project work, organisation and teamwork, which will serve you in many sectors, including health and education. After one year of study, you may choose to undertake a specialisation in sport management. This course also provides a foundation for postgraduate study in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, with a view to becoming an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

Personalised learning

Get personalised support and academic assistance from our experienced lecturers and tutors. They will ensure you graduate with a strong foundation in the theoretical and practical components of exercise science.

Join the elite

Charles Sturt University is an elite athlete friendly university. If you're a professional sportsperson, coach, referee or emerging elite athlete, we can help you gain your qualification without disrupting your training and competition schedule.

Career opportunities

Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) can unlock a variety of opportunities for sport science careers both in Australia and overseas.

Work with athletes or communities

Put your sport science degree to work in sports administration or sports coaching and work with individual athletes and teams. Become a key player in the health promotion and fitness industries with roles in corporate or community fitness programming, personal training and policy, and program planning in government and schools.

Focus your skills on research

Make a difference as a cardiac technician or go deep and be at the forefront of preventative medicine research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

CRICOS

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Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (US$ 22,583) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Bathurst Campus

Panorama Avenue,

BATHURST,

New South Wales,

2795, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (US$ 22,583) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Port Macquarie Campus

7 Major Innes Road,

PORT MACQUARIE,

New South Wales,

2444, NORTH COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 (or equivalent). Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall score of at least 6.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) internet based score of 60, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 50; TOEFL PBT: 550; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 169.

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australia.

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: a minimum overall score of 6, no individual score below 5.5

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

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About Charles Sturt University

CSU has the highest graduate employment rate in Australia. More than 86% of CSU grads find full-time jobs within 4 months of graduating.

  • Five vibrant campuses in growing regional cities in NSW
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