Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences

Duration3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Next start termTerm 1, 2025
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCG85
First-year fee
A$36,120 (Indicative)
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Study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences and discover the diverse world of human movement – a field that applies to human fitness, elite performance, family and community health, lifestyle management, occupational health and safety and personal health.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences will equip you with practical skills in the various disciplines relevant to exercise and sport sciences such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, biomechanics, health and sport psychology, motor control and learning, and exercise prescription and delivery.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes and mechanisms of the human body as they relate to exercise and sport science and have the flexibility to pursue an area of interest, and can choose a minor in biomedical sciences, management and business or secondary teaching. Benefit from small class sizes and a personalised learning experience that caters to your individual needs, enabling you to graduate work-ready and with skills highly desired by employers. Your studies will include a mix of theory and hands-on laboratory experiences so you can apply what you have learned directly into practice.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences includes work-integrated learning placements giving you exposure to real workplace environments. During these placements, you will apply skills learned throughout the course and gain practical experience conducting exercise assessment, prescription, and delivery for a range of populations.

Study experience

  • Ishani Senanayake, a student from Sri Lanka, smiling in front of train tacks and trees
    I am a Sri Lankan National Swimmer and a South Asian Games Silver Medallist who participated for the world championships. Studying Sports Science leads me to engage in athlete's high-performance programs and learn more about sports endurance and physiology theories.

    Ishani Senanayake

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences I Sri Lanka

Career Opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences is your gateway into many diverse professions in Australia and overseas. Employment opportunities exist in areas such as:

  • regional and state sporting organisations
  • corporate health and fitness
  • government agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health
  • sports institutes and academies
  • professional sports training, coaching and development, strength and conditioning
  • rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
  • private business in personal training and rehabilitation
  • universities and colleges with involvement in education and research.

The course may also be a suitable pathway into further study in exercise and sport science, physiotherapy, medicine and nutrition. If you are interested in teaching physical education at secondary schools, you may choose to go on to complete the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Structure & Availability

You are required to complete a total of 24 units including 18 core units, and a minor consisting of six units in either biomedical science, secondary teaching or business and management.

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2023Rockhampton
Term 1, 2024Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Rockhampton

Biomedical Sciences minor
Advance your knowledge in areas related to exercise and sport science or pursue further studies in a health-related field such as physiotherapy, clinical exercise physiology, or medicine. Plus, this minor deepens your knowledge and skills in specialised areas of physiology and sports sciences such as cardiorespiratory, neurological, and sleep physiology, pathophysiology, sports injury prevention and management, and sports psychology.

Management and Business minor
Gain expertise in the business aspect of the sport and exercise industry with this minor. You'll gain specific knowledge in sport management as well as marketing, occupational health and safety, and human resources. Through a work-integrated learning placement, you will also gain skills in core management areas that are fundamental to business operations.

Secondary Teaching minor
This minor will prepare you for entry into a postgraduate teacher education course. Your teaching area options include Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Home Economics and Hospitality, Industrial Technology and Design, and Mathematics.

Students studying via Online will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units. Please see the More Details section for further information.

Professional Practice - Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)


The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences course between 2014 and 2024 (inclusive) can gain professional recognition as an Accredited Exercise Scientist.

Note: When applying for accreditation through ESSA, Academic transcripts prior to 2020 must state ESSA accredited stream or be accompanied by a letter to confirm ESSA accredited minor was completed.

Advanced Exercise Prescription and Delivery - ESSC13008

Students must complete a compulsory practicum experience with healthy populations under the supervision of a health professional. Placement hours will consist of a range of activities relevant to exercise and sport sciences and include exercise assessment, prescription, and delivery.

Professional Practice in Exercise and Sports Science - ESSC13009

Students must complete a compulsory practicum experience with healthy populations under the supervision of a health professional. Placement hours will consist of a range of activities relevant to exercise and sport sciences and include exercise assessment, prescription, and delivery.

Advanced Clinical Exercise Science - ESSC13005

Students must complete an observational placement in a clinical setting where exercise is used in the assessment, treatment, or prevention of chronic or complex health conditions.

Across the three-year course, students will complete up to 240 hours of work-integrated learning through voluntary experience and observation in professional practice placements, working with the general population, athletic populations, and clinical populations. Additional practical experience is provided through laboratory activities and research projects conducted throughout the course units.


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements.

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Course fees

Indicative First Year Fee

This is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course, shown in Australian dollars (A$), for one academic year and is based on a full-time study load (8 units over 2 terms). 

Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change.

International Course Fees

A scholarship can help with the costs involved with living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel, and more.

You may be eligible for a 25% international scholarship funded by the University.

We also offer other scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for the one that's right for you.

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In addition to your international course tuition fees, you must have sufficient funds to cover other study and living expenses. 

This will include costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), general living, etc.

Information about cost of living in Australia

Overseas Student Health Cover

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.