University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of International Studies

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is offered jointly by UTS: Health and UTS: International Studies. The degree integrates sport and exercise science studies with a major in the language and culture of another country. The course provides students with a strong understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying sport and exercise science, and with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and plan sport and exercise activities in health, rehabilitation, sport, event and education contexts.


Students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to sport and exercise science and 96 credit points relating to international studies. Refer to the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science for full details of that component of the combined degree. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. It is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas. This course has a professional internship component that includes a minimum of six weeks' work experience.


  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Health and lifespan development
  • Health issues
  • Health promotion
  • Human motion
  • Language and culture
  • Nutrition
  • Research methods
  • Sport and exercise psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. 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.

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 from 2015). This course is formally accredited with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) and provides HPE students with the opportunity to complete an undergraduate and postgraduate degree.

Further information

Career options include exercise therapy and teaching of personal development, fitness and corporate health, facility management, health, physical education and outdoor education, sport coaching, sport development, sport management, and sports science and team conditioning. Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

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