University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science meets the demand for professionals able to provide physical activity services to all sectors of the community. Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world. The course provides students with a strong understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying sport and exercise science, and the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and plan sport and exercise activities in health, rehabilitation, leisure, event and education contexts. By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.


240 credit points in total. Students must complete at least 144 credit points over 24 subjects in the sport and exercise component of the course. Students choose four electives, appropriate to their chosen career, to complement the core subjects in the degree. Students studying to be a physical education teacher must take the performance studies subjects as electives. The creative intelligence and innovation component consists of 96 credit points. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. The course has an extensive internship program.


  • Applied biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of human motion
  • Creative practices and methods
  • Exercise prescription
  • Exercise physiology
  • Functional anatomy
  • Health and lifespan development
  • Health promotion
  • Human movement
  • Innovation
  • Nutrition
  • Research methods
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Structural anatomy

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Study pathways

Students who complete this course with the Health and Physical Education major (HPE) are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education offered by UTS: Education. This course is formally accredited with the NSW Institute of Teachers and provides HPE students with the opportunity to complete two degrees.

Further information

Career options include sport and exercise science; corporate health and wellbeing; strength and conditioning; personal training; physiotherapy (pathway); exercise rehabilitation; sports coaching; teaching; health and physical education (HPE); outdoor education; and facility management. By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

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