Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Become a sports scientist – work in sports performance developing healthy living and rehabilitation programs. Our new Health and Sports Precinct allows you to focus on practical learning in a hands-on environment, in addition to industry placements.


This course consists of 360 credit points. Students will undertake a mix of theoretical and practical units, consisting of four 15-credit point courses per semester. Students will complete 21 core units and 3 specialisation elective units.


  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Exercise prescription
  • Fitness
  • Health promotion
  • Health studies
  • Injury prevention
  • Motor learning and control
  • Movement instruction
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology-sports
  • Sport and recreation activities
  • Sport science

Standard entry requirements

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)


Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER); Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN); Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA); Physical Activity Australia (PAA); Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). Upon graduating students may be eligible for full membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and Level 1 Accreditations with other relevant sports organisations.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. High performing graduates may undertake a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology, a Master of Strength and Conditioning or a further year of study to obtain an Honours qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $99,540 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

All applicants (year 12 and non-year 12) applying through VTAC are strongly encouraged to complete and submit an Personal Statement, available through VTAC. A minimum of 250 hours of industry placement in a variety of areas and organisations. These placements can be undertaken on an ongoing part-time basis or as full-time block placements over 2-3 weeks. Throughout the three years you will be encouraged and expected to undertake professional practice in a variety of areas and organisations to enable you to identify and develop the appropriate skills and competencies required to work in the different areas of the exercise and sports science industry. Further information:

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