ACU English Language Centres

Bachelor of High Performance Sport

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

At the heart of high performance sport is the conditioning of the athlete, with the aim of optimising individual and team performance and keeping them at the top of their game. You will gain skills in sports performance and analysis, exercise programming, and strength and conditioning of athletes. You will learn to design and deliver programs that enhance athletic performance and reduce the likelihood of injury and illness.


240 credit points. Students must complete 200 hours of appropriate professional experience (practicum), with accurate record-keeping, as part of course accreditation requirements.As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). As part of your enrolment, you must complete the Faculty of Health Sciences pre-placement requirements. To ensure you meet these requirements you need to start as soon as possible. Visit ACU's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website to view your Pre-Placement Requirements checklist.


  • High performance sport
  • Sport and exercise science

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Standard) -Band 3 Recommended studies: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Mathematics (any) plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.Queensland Prerequisites: English (Units 3 and 4, C) Recommended Studies: one of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health or Physical Education (Units 3 and 4, C)Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.


Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation: This new degree has 'qualifying accreditation' status with Exercise and Sports Science Australia for the Strathfield and Melbourne campuses. This is the first step towards a full accreditation application at the Exercise Scientist level for graduates in the program from 2019. (Full accreditation also means that the course is approved as providing the appropriate knowledge and skills to enter our postgraduate Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology course). Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) accreditation: This degree will soon seek accreditation at ASCA Level 1 and partial accreditation at ASCA Level 2 for graduates in the program from 2019.

Study pathways

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to: postgraduate studies in High Performance Sport; postgraduate studies in Clinical Exercise Physiology courses, if seeking Exercise Physiology accreditation; one-year Honours courses, for meritorious students preparing for higher degree research; further study in other allied health professions.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $78,166 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $78,168 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $78,168 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $78,166 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for: Government and non-government health, sport and recreation departments; High performance sport organisations; Sports institutes and academies; Corporate fitness; Strength and conditioning coach; Sports scientist; Exercise scientist; Performance analyst; Data analyst; Rehabilitation coach; Fitness advisor; Sports coach; Sports science manager; Health and fitness consultant; Physical activity officer.

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