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From 2018 this specialisation will be available as a new program, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.

The Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise and Sport Science) is a program designed to meet criteria for membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) as an exercise scientist. 

This program offers you an industry-focused specialisation in exercise and sport science and develops your ability to design and deliver exercise programs to improve clients’ health and wellbeing.

You will study a variety of subjects including anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, psychology, growth and development, motor learning and control, biomechanics, nutrition and health. You will also study exercise and sport science subjects including functional anatomy, research methods and statistics, exercise prescription, health, exercise and sport psychology, advanced exercise physiology, and have the opportunity to undertake an exercise science placement.

You will learn to facilitate effective interaction with clients, undertake client screening, conduct laboratory and field testing, design and implement training programs, and appraise and interpret scientific research.

With an emphasis on practical learning through placements and industry engagement, you will learn from world-class research staff, including some of Australia’s leading exercise scientists and current high performance coaches.

You can align your studies with your career aspirations through streams in advanced exercise and sport science, health promotion, rehabilitation, sports coaching and nutrition.

For more information on where this program can take you, visit our Active Careers page.

Further study

Graduates who complete the required prerequisites may be eligible to apply for graduate entry programs including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and primary teaching. High achieving students may also pursue honours, leading to research degrees and careers in academia.

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