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Faculty of Health

Exercise and Sports Science

Acquire the skills and expertise to become a qualified health professional.
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With a qualification in Exercise and Sports Science, you'll help your clients improve their health and fitness, enhance physical performance and prevent and rehabilitate injury.

Making a difference

As an exercise and sports scientist, you'll be an expert in understanding how human bodies respond to exercise, and how to make a difference in the quality of life for all people.

You'll teach people to use exercise as an intervention to improve health and fitness in both healthy and physically challenged populations. 

Work-integrated learning and placements

The course is integrated with health, fitness and sporting agencies within the community. This gives you a variety of options for work placement as part of your study program. 

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Heat training and acclimatisation

Delivered on campus in the Northern Territory and external delivery mode, you'll study the general principles of health and physical performance, specialising in tropical hot and humid conditions.

CDU is a partner in the Darwin-based National Heat Training and Acclimatisation Centre and mainstream sports in the Northern Territory. 

Professional recognition membership

Graduates are eligible to submit applications for registration to the following associations:

Career pathways

Become an expert in fitness, and you can choose to work in fitness and health, elite athlete training or community health.

Through the skills you will gain in injury rehabilitation, you're on a pathway to physiotherapy.

Prize giving

The Faculty of Health awards prizes to the highest achieving students in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.  We look forward to celebrating with students at our annual prize giving ceremony

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