Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences - CG85
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.
Online, On Campus
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton, Online
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
Maths, Biology, Physical Education
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 learnt 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. You may choose to study by online study while working in the industry, allowing you to earn and gain practical experience while you learn.
|Core Units||18||Major Units||None|
Course structureYou 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.
Unit informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Industry connectionsAs an exercise and sport sciences student, you will benefit from our strong connections with industry that see your course material taught by experienced lecturers with relevant and current experience in exercise and sport sciences allowing you to take advantage of the knowledge and insight that real practitioners can provide.
Real-world opportunitiesThrough your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete authentic practical experiences with real-world exercise and sport sciences scenarios. You will complete four placements with sport and fitness organisations that allow you to apply your discipline knowledge to specific scenarios. These placements develop your skills, knowledge, and experience in conducting client assessments, coaching, treating or preventing chronic or complex health conditions, and promoting, organising and implementing a sports event. You will also gain practical experience through laboratory activities and research projects that form part of the units that you study. These experiences are designed to enhance your work readiness and the career opportunities that you may explore when you graduate.
Career focussedThe Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences offers broad career outcomes in health and sports organisations, government agencies, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals, and institutes that have a focus on sports, movement, health, and fitness. You can tailor your studies to your interests and career aspirations with a choice from three minors.
Aligning your interests to your career.
Secondary TeachingWhen followed by the Master of Teaching (Secondary) the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences is an ideal option if you are seeking a career as a secondary school physical education teacher. You will develop deep and extensive discipline knowledge in health and physical education and this secondary teaching minor allows you to choose another teaching discipline that is required for a teaching qualification. Both courses, when studied sequentially, can be completed within 4.5 years of full-time study.
Biomedical SciencesThe biomedical sciences option equips you with advanced knowledge and skills of specialised areas of physiology and sport sciences. You will be prepared for careers in 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.
Management and BusinessThe management and business study option develop your skills and knowledge in management, marketing, occupational health and safety, and human resources. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of career options in management and administration in regional and state sporting organisations, government agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health, professional sporting organisations, regional and state sports development, media, private business, and lifestyle management.
|Term 1 - 2024||Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2023||Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2024||Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2024||Available Online|
Students complete a total of 6 units, including the 5 compulsory units and 1 other level 2 or 3 unit selected from Biomedical Sciences units below:
BMSC12001 Histological and Cytological Techniques
BMSC12013 Nutritional Physiology
BMSC13006 Advanced Neurophysiological Measurement
|Management and Business||6|
Students must complete a total of 6 units, including 4 compulsary units and the final 2 units can be selected from Marketing and Business units but must be at a level 3:
MGMT13151 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and New Ventures
MGMT19128 Strategy and Change
HRMT19016 Contemporary HRM Issues
HRMT19023 Conflict and Negotiation
HRMT19020 Perspectives on Organisational Change
MRKT19037 International Marketing
Choose a minor to suit you
Benefit from a choice of minors to tailor your studies to your career goals or learning interests. Discover more about each minor below, what you will learn and where it can take you.
Biomedical SciencesIf you are interested in advancing your knowledge in areas related to exercise and sport science or pursuing further studies in a health-related field such as physiotherapy, clinical exercise physiology, or medicine, then the Biomedical Sciences Minor maybe for you. The Biomedical Sciences Minor will provide you with advance knowledge and skills of specialised areas of physiology and sport sciences such as cardiorespiratory, neurological, and sleep physiology, pathophysiology, sport injury prevention and management, and sport psychology.
Secondary TeachingIf you are interested in teaching physical education then the Secondary Teaching Minor may be for you. The Secondary Teaching Minor will prepare you for entry into a postgraduate teacher education course such as CQU’s Master of Teaching (Secondary). As part of this minor, you will undertake units in a teaching discipline other than Health and Physical Education. Options for this teaching area include Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Home Economics and Hospitality, Industrial Technology and Design, and Mathematics.
Management and BusinessIf you are interested in the business aspect of the sport or exercise industry then the Management and Business Minor may be for you. Through this minor, you will 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 operation.
|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.|
|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 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.|
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.
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
The rank threshold for this course is: SR 69 | ATAR 69.0
Student profileIf you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.
After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to.
COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementThe COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent); or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or Untied States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBt - 94 or better overall and no score less than 24 for listening and reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking; or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 65 with no sub-score less than 65
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning.
To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following:
- Student Deed Poll
- Working with Children Card
- Criminal Police Check
Additional checks and documentation may also be required, depending on the type of placement site as different organisations / placement sites. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.
As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following vaccinations:
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella
- DTpa (Whooping Cough)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Tuberculosis Screening
Additional vaccinations may also be required. This will depend on the type of placement site and the site location, as different states have different vaccinations regulations and requirements. For instance, students who undertake placement in remote Australia may require the Hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis vaccination. Placement in Western Australia and Northern Territory require students also have the MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus vaccination before commencing placement, and some states also require students to have the Influenza Vaccination (some states have this as a requirement and other states this is recommended but not mandatory).
Students may also be required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.
Domestic - English, maths, biology and/or physical education subject.
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).
|Professional Practice: Core|
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.
This course has full accreditation with ESSA at the Exercise Science level. Find out more about ESSA accreditation.
|2023 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$12,592.00|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Commonwealth support and government assistance loans
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
|Northern Territory||ONL: 150461|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160461|
|South Australia||ONL: 150461|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150461|
|Queensland||MKY: 848621; CNS: 828621; ROK: 858621; ONL: 858625|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
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View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
- Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centreView the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
|All other states||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUniBenefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|If you are studying with:||Study Support|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.