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What will I learn?

Undertake study in the basic medical sciences such as human physiology, anatomy, psychology and pathology, and develop specialised knowledge and skills in the use of exercise as a means of improving health or to enhance exercise, motor skill and movement performance.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics such as an introduction to exercise science, human bioscience, legal and ethical aspects of health care, nutrition, and physical activity and health
  • topics in your choice of major specialisation.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics such as exercise prescription in motor control and learning, human physiology, psychological perspectives of health, and biomechanics
  • further topics in your chosen specialisation area.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • advanced topics in exercise science, psychology of exercise, health and behaviour change, and quantitative methods of social health research
  • 140 hours of workplace experience
  • further topics in your chosen specialisation area

Your career

Potential occupations include:

  • exercise scientist
  • health and injury prevention advisor
  • cardiac technician or trainee cardiac
  • sonographer
  • sport and exercise science support officer
  • active living project officer.

Potential employers include:

  • hospitals
  • community health units
  • workplaces
  • gymnasiums

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing and Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,500.00 (US$ 24,707) per year

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

Start date

27 February 2023


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two biology or equivalent is assumed.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing, 6.0 Reading, 6.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing, 18 Reading, 18 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

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


About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from

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