This course produces graduates with an understanding of the processes and mechanisms of human physical activity. Students focus on how physical activity enhances human performance in occupational, sport, exercise, and leisure settings. Foundation studies include anatomy, physiology and psychology, followed by applied and advanced studies in exercise physiology, sports medicine, functional anatomy, biomechanics, health promotion, sport and exercise nutrition, and sport and exercise psychology. Students have access to world-class technical, training and testing facilities, including our new state of the art JCU Sport Performance Hub. This course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia. For current course information visit: jcu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-sport-and-exercise-science
Students commencing studies mid-year will complete the course in 3.5 years.
Students must complete 140 hours of practical experience with sporting, professional and community bodies including institutes/academies of sport, hospitals, professional sporting clubs, defence forces, fitness centres, and other allied health services. Prior to taking professional placements, students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, MMR, varicellla, and pertussis, and current Provide First Aid and CPR certificates. Students must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A Suitability Card is required and an Australian Federal Police check may be required; refer to institution. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 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
Community and corporate health and fitness, government agencies associated with sport, physical activity and health, sports academies, research.
Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time or 31/2 years Full time | 31/2 years full-time for mid-year entry.