Course Description

Develop an understanding of the basic concepts and sciences of the role physical activity plays in the health of individuals and communities. This course will prepare you to work as exercise scientists, sport scientists or to pursue research or professional/allied health with postgraduate studies.

You learn a wide range of human life sciences, including biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and psychology as well as their practical application.

Practical placements will help you gain the knowledge and skills to provide assessment, monitoring and program prescription for fitness and exercise in a diverse range of populations from healthy adults to elite athletes.

As a graduate you may find employment in the private and public sectors or you may also be able to pursue research in exercise science and apply for post-graduate study in areas such as sports science, clinical exercise physiology, physiotherapy, and medicine.

This is a 3 year course based in Launceston, Tasmania.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to gain accreditation as Exercise Scientists with Exercise &amp, Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and is undergoing accreditation by ESSA at Exercise Scientist level.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $32,450 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.0% (national average 66.3%)
Improved skills: 79.8% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.8% (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 Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 85.5% (national average 70.8%)
Studying full time: 22.2% (national average 25.6%)
Median full time salary: $80,000 (national average $59,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: 53J

Entry Requirements

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

If you've just finished school

An ATAR score of 65 or higher, and have completed one of the following pre-requisite science or mathematics subjects (or equivalent) at AQF level 3:

  • Biology TQA3 (BIO315109)
  • Chemistry TQA3 (CHM315109)
  • Mathematics Applied TQC3 (MTA315109)
  • Mathematics Methods TQA3 (MTM315109)
  • Mathematics Specialised TQA3 (MTS315109)
  • Physics TQA3 (PHY315109)
  • Physical Sciences (PSC315114)
  • Sports Science TQA3(SPT315108)

If you're a mature age student

You will need to meet the following: