What will I learn?

Study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences and discover the diverse world of human movement - a field that applies to human fitness, elite performance, family and community health, lifestyle management, occupational health and safety and personal health.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences aims to produce scholarly and autonomous graduates who are reflective professionals, ready for work, and possess the ability to take responsibility for their personal and professional development. The course comprises of 24 units in total and as a student, you will complete 18 core units plus 6 additional units in one of the three minors (Biomedical Sciences, Sport Management, or Secondary Education minor).

Through the Exercise and Sport Sciences course you will gain in-depth knowledge of the processes and mechanisms of the human body, and sound practical skills in the various disciplines relevant to exercise and sport sciences such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, motor control and learning, and exercise prescription and delivery. You will also be given opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through laboratory activities, research projects, and work integrated learning experiences that are offered throughout the course.

The knowledge and skills you gain through the Exercise and Sport Sciences course will enable you to practice competently and effectively within the field of exercise and sports science. These attributes will also see you well-placed to undertake further studies at an Honours or Postgraduate level.


You are required to complete a total of 24 units including 18 core units, and a minor consisting of six units.


Completing the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences is your gateway into many diverse professions in Australia and overseas. Employment opportunities exist in areas such as:

  • regional and state sporting organisations
  • corporate health and fitness
  • government agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health
  • sports institutes and academies
  • professional sports training, coaching and development, strength and conditioning
  • rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
  • private business in personal training and rehabilitation
  • universities and colleges with involvement in education and research.

The course may also be a suitable pathway into further study in exercise and sport science, physiotherapy, medicine and nutrition. If you are interested in teaching physical education at secondary schools, you may choose to go on to complete the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Which department am I in?

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,680.00 (US$ 19,950) per year
Total course fee: AUD $91,785

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

Start date

13 July 2020


Rockhampton North Campus

554-700 Yaamba Road,



4701, ROCKHAMPTON, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years full-time, 6 years part-time)

Tuition fees
A$28,680.00 (US$ 19,950) per year
Total course fee: AUD $91,785

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

Start date

13 July 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12. An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).

For international students

A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent)

English language proficiency

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or

Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15

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