Exercise scientists use the science of human movement to help people improve their health and fitness, and to prevent common lifestyle diseases. This program teaches you the science and theories behind human movement and sporting performance, and gives you the hands-on skills to work as a qualified exercise scientist. Gain in-depth knowledge in areas such as functional anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, and sports nutrition. Test and train athletes in UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s nationally accredited sports science labs. Learn about sports psychology, performance analysis, coaching and exercise rehabilitation. Get hands-on experience through a minimum of 270 hours of supervised professional practice. For more information, visit Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.
First year courses only will be offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2023. This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.
Students must complete 270 hours of supervised practice to complete the degree (140 hours are required for ESSA accreditation). Before undertaking placements, students must provide evidence of immunisations, first aid training, satisfactory criminal history check, and hold a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check); refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Exercise scientist, strength and conditioning coach, sports laboratory technician, sports development officer, physical activity and health promotion officer, sports coach.
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); Sports Medicine Australia. External accreditation requirements for this program allow for credit transfer to be granted for study completed at minimum of AQF level 7 bachelor degree level only. Credit transfer cannot be granted for study completed at VET level (advanced diploma or lower), or for non-formal learning.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time