The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is a professional degree that will prepare you for a wide range of careers in the rewarding and exciting field of sports science.
At CDU, you can study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 100% online or on campus*. You can choose to study part-time or full-time, and focus your studies with short, practical intensive units.
During this sport science course, you will learn about anatomy, physiology, psychology, exercise prescription and delivery, coaching, nutrition, physical assessment, and more.
You will choose from one of six majors: coaching, strength and conditioning, public health, sport psychology, rehabilitation, or sport business and management.
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science combines the best of theory and practice-based learning. You can complete placements close to your home (wherever you live in Australia), virtual-reality-based learning, and short on-campus intensive units in Darwin with industry bodies. You will also learn about important core concepts, the latest research and industry best-practice.
During the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, you can achieve shorter industry-recognised qualifications that count towards your degree and help you to start working in the sports and fitness industry before you graduate.
Most assessments for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science are coursework and practice-based, and are completed during term semester, so you will sit few formal exams.
* Online study is only available to domestic students. International students are required to study on campus.
As part of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, you will complete two supervised practical placements. The first will be a general practical placement of 140 hours. The second will be a specialised placement of 140-280 hours, depending on your major.
You are not required to travel for your placement; it can be completed anywhere in the world. You'll choose your own supervisor (which must be a qualified sport or health professional) and a topic that interests you.
If you already have experience in the sport and exercise industry, you can apply for recognition of prior learning. Some or all of your work experience may be counted towards your required 140 hours of placement.
In addition to placement, you can also apply for learning broad programs and take part in short, practical intensive in Darwin (where you'll meet industry professionals, tour sporting facilities, complete practical training and simulations on campus, and work with athletes and the local community).