Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Southern Cross University - Coffs Harbour

Course outline

This degree gives students the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to practise as exercise and sports science professionals. It equips graduates for diverse employment opportunities across sport and health-related areas. Field experience enables students to apply theory and knowledge in practical settings to develop a professional approach to training and preparation for their careers. Students undertake placements of approximately 140 hours in clinical settings, health and fitness centres, sporting organisations or clubs, schools, academies of sport, and sport and recreation centres. Students access facilities that include fully-equipped exercise physiology, biomechanics and biochemistry laboratories, a multi-purpose sports hall and a weight training gymnasium. As an exercise scientist, graduates can expect to gain employment in sports coaching, strength training and conditioning, sport development, performance testing, health promotion, and sports or recreation facility and program management. They may also pursue postgraduate studies to become an allied health professional in areas such as clinical exercise physiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition/dietetics or to become a personal development, health and physical education teacher. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at Southern Cross University.


For students commencing in July, course duration is 3.5F or 7P.


Business management; exercise science; physical science.

Other requirements

Before undertaking clinical placements, students must fulfil certain prerequisites including vaccination against specific diseases (note a full course of vaccination may take several months), a criminal record check and working with children clearance, and completion of a nationally accredited first aid certificate; refer to Southern Cross University for details.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to SCU’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
English; Mathematical Methods; at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Health, Physical Education or Physics; a business subject
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Exercise scientist in sports coaching, strength and personal training, performance testing, gym instruction, occupational rehabilitation, health promotion, sports management.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Mid North Coast NSW