What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at UNE is a multidisciplinary program that develops a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and applied aspects of sport, exercise and health. The course includes core studies in human structure, function and behaviour before further study on the acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses to exercise. Analytical, technical and professional skills are developed in the areas of movement analysis, health and fitness assessment and exercise training for health and performance. Students complete 140 hours of workplace experience in their final trimester of study to practice these skills. Graduates are recognised for their expertise in the design and implementation of exercise interventions to prevent disease and improve athletic performance.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course can be employed in a range of fields including health and physical activity promotion, sports science, health and fitness (personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, health consultant/educator), clinical measurements (cardiac/respiratory/sleep technician) and postgraduate research/coursework in related disciplines.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide a range of learning experiences to develop the core knowledge and skills across the sub disciplines of exercise and sports science as identified by Exercise and Sports Science Australia. This includes but is not limited to biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control/learning, exercise and sport psychology, human nutrition/development/health and exercise testing and prescription for health and performance.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the sub-disciplines of exercise and sports science, including the creative endeavour involved in acquiring knowledge and the contestable and testable nature of scientific knowledge;

use information literacy to analyse and evaluate the relationships between physical activity, athletic performance and health with a global context;

design and implement strategies/interventions to enhance participation, performance and enjoyment of sport and physical activity at the individual and community level; and

provide specialist services that recognise the historical, sociocultural, political and ethical dimensions of professional practice in exercise and sport related fields.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

069337E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (US$ 19,957) per year

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

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, Australia

Online/Distance (3 Years Full-time; Up to 10 years Part-time)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (US$ 19,957) per year
AUD $29,400 /year. The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

2 March 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of the IB with a minimum aggregate score of 26. English Language Requirements: An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

Assumed knowledge is Mathematics, Personal Development Health and Physical Education and/or any two units of Science.

Recommended studies are Biology and/or Chemistry.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

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About this uni

The average starting salary for students after graduation from the University of New England is AUD 60,000 (The Good Universities Guide 2018).

  • Based in Armidale, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 80 different nationalities
  • Main campus spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options