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Score a competitive career in sport and exercise science

Explore the complexities of human movement and develop a broad understanding of all aspects of sport and exercise with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

Through this course, you will gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in developing innovative strategies and techniques to assist high-performance athletes to reach their full potential.

With unprecedented access to UC’s professional and community sporting organisations right here on campus and around Canberra, you’ll be encouraged to work alongside some of Australia's leading elite sports teams and research centres.

During your time at UC, you’ll also undertake regular Work Integrated Learning (WIL), in the form of professional internships and have the opportunity to select, research and develop your own sport and exercise science-based project.

Upon graduation, you will also be eligible to apply for an exercise science membership with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), a professional organisation committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners.

Several industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

This course has a particularly strong link between professional placements and employment, with many interns securing future roles even before graduation. High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours), or if you’d prefer to progress to postgraduate study, you could undertake the Master of Sport and Exercise Science (Research), or one of many other related master’s programs in the Faculty of Health.

Study a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UC and you will:

  • cover a range of exercise science subjects, from human anatomy and physiology to motor control and psychology
  • be academically prepared for a career in the sports industry.
  • develop comprehensive skills in areas such as biomechanics and sport analytics

Work Integrated Learning

WIL is an integral part of this course, giving you an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong relationships with industry stakeholders and professionals before graduating. You’ll undertake 250 hours of actual placement and will have the opportunity to apply for numerous internships with UC’s professional partners such as:

  • NRL
  • Super Rugby
  • W-League
  • WNBL
  • Physical Activity Foundation
  • YMCA
  • Institutes of Sport
  • Community sporting groups

Career opportunities

  • Exercise scientist
  • Sport development officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Sports analyst
  • Sports policy and strategy analyst
  • Performance analyst
  • Physical training specialist
  • Strength and conditioning coach

English Language Requirements

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated November 19, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
28,000 AUD
International students, per year. Domestic: CSP.
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