Bachelor of Exercise Science

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Students will study anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, exercise prescription, nutrition, neuromechanics, and biomechanics as part of their core subjects. Students will gain a basic understanding of the anatomical and physiological basis of human motion and the effect of exercise on human performance in sport, industry, aging and in healthy living. The course will prepare you for a career in sporting organisations, community health units, workplaces, and gymnasiums.


3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. This degree also includes a work experience component that requires 140 hours of placement in a community, sporting, scientific or commercial exercise setting. Completion of these hours is required in order to graduate. This experience is an essential part of the learning process and will allow you to put into practice what you've learned in the course to ensure that you are work-ready as an exercise scientist.


  • Exercise science

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks: Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 78 or an IB of 28. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English plus any four units of science/mathematics. Ideally, students will have studied Chemistry. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in the students chosen course, it is assumed they have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


This course has full accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation are eligible to apply for accreditation as Exercise Scientists with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Students wishing to transfer into the professional 4-year Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation degree program may apply for transfer upon completion of the second year of the program.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $94,032 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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