Federation University Australia

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. Promote healthy living to communities. Help injured people through rehabilitation. With your degree at Federation University, your learning will be hands-on using our new Sport and Recreation Center and placements in the industry. In addition to the core subjects, you'll also specialize in your choice of exercise rehabilitation, health or teaching. Not only will you learn how to plan, implement and evaluate programs for athletes, but also for the general population. Our students love the amount of practical hours in this degree, where you are out in the industry learning from professionals. We also support you to get work experience throughout your degree to put your skills into action. Your subjects include health studies, injury prevention and motor control. When you graduate, you can apply for registration with Exercise and Sport Science Australia and other relevant sports organisations. You may even join our other graduates who've worked at Tennis Australia, Hockey Victoria and the Australian Football League. Or you may decide to continue your studies in exercise rehabilitation and exercise physiology with a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology - or into teaching with a Master of Teaching.


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


  • 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

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • And a study score of at least 20 Units 3 and 4 English (any)
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application. International students: Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 7.0/7.0.


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: $94,800 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: study.federation.edu.au

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