Course Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) develops the skills to integrate exercise and physical activity with disease prevention and the promotion of good health, rehabilitation, nutrition and sports performance.

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia and professional registration as an exercise scientist.

As an exercise and sport science student, you will learn how to integrate exercise and physical activity with health, sports performance and disease prevention. Exercise scientists help people recover from injury, maximise the performance of elite athletes, promote healthy ageing and generally improve people's health and wellbeing.

During this three year degree, your studies will cover all aspects of exercise and sport science, including musculoskeletal anatomy, body systems, muscle mechanics and training, neuroscience, nutrition, exercise testing and prescription, and motor control and learning. This program incorporates significant clinical and professional fieldwork opportunities, providing hands-on experience with real clients in a supervised environment. Through completion of a minimum of 140 hours of approved professional experience you will learn to effectively combine the academic components of the course with the practical abilities required of the profession.

As an exercise scientist accredited in Australia, graduates enjoy the privilege of being qualified within a country that possesses an outstanding reputation in this field. Graduates have the opportunity to utilise principles such as biomechanics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and gait analysis to evaluate and improve the performance of a diverse range of clients.

Why study with us?

  1. Global outlook: Join an influential community of students, staff and alumni who lead and shape healthcare delivery around the world. As a student, you can undertake study in many parts of the world.

    Graduate Rating

    Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

    Teaching quality: 55.0% (national average 66.3%)
    Improved skills: 78.8% (national average 83.1%)
    Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 80.2%)

    The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: 71.8% (national average 70.8%)
    Studying full time: 30.2% (national average 25.6%)
    Median full time salary: $55,000 (national average $59,000)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

    Entry Requirements

    Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: