About the course
A distinctive multi-disciplinary program is offered which integrates theoretical and practical components of physical activity from biological, behavioural, and social-cultural perspectives embraced within a community wellness philosophy. The course also provides opportunities for students to gain valuable industry experience with some subjects designed for professional practice placements and career management studies.
Students can also elect to undertake a specialisation in rehabilitation.
Where it will take you
Trends indicate considerable growth in employment opportunities related to fitness, exercise rehabilitation, sports coaching and administration in government and funded bodies, as well as private sector organisations.
The course offers career flexibility. Graduates may find employment in a variety of areas associated with sport (coaching, sports administration, strength and conditioning), health promotion and fitness industries (corporate/community fitness programming, personal training), rehabilitation (exercise prescription for chronic conditions), preventive medicine (cardiac technician) and/or research.
Your course is recognised by industry
The Bachelor of Exercise Science is a nationally accredited and registered award in tertiary education.
The latest facilities
The University provides a range of laboratory, exercise testing and sporting facilities. To make sure you are experienced using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:
* Exercise biochemistry laboratory
* Biomechanics laboratory
* Exercise physiology laboratory
* Hydrostatic weighing facility
* Climate control chamber
* New multipurpose gymnasium
* Resistance training area
* Aerobics/dance studio
* Motor behaviour laboratory
* General science teaching laboratory
Two professional practice subjects are scheduled which offer opportunities to apply knowledge and skills gained from academic studies to real-life work situations and bring students into direct contact with professionals in the field. Previous students professional practice placements in areas of exercise and sport science, exercise rehabilitation, health, corporate and community wellness settings and sport agencies in government and private sector organisations.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (24 subjects)
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) is available to meritorious students.