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Why study an exercise and sport science degree?
If you've got a passion for health, wellness, fitness and everything in between, why not consider turning it into a career? Study an exercise and sport science degree at Charles Darwin University and gain the skills and knowledge to become a qualified exercise and sports scientist.
Our Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is nationally accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), meaning our graduates can apply for membership as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES), as well as being eligible for membership with the Australian Strength and Condition Association (ASCA), Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), and more.
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at CDU focuses on sports-related courses rather than generic units from the get-go, covering anatomy, physiology, psychology, coaching, nutrition, and more. Practical experience is highly valuable within the sports science industry, so our degrees offer supervised placements alongside your academic theory.
Studying an exercise and sport science degree online
By studying an exercise and sport science degree with CDU, you have the option to learn on campus or online, full-time or part-time, and you can switch between modes as it suits you.
As an online student, you’ll have access to our digital learning system, Learnline. Here you’ll be able to access learning materials and livestreamed lectures (or download to listen later). Engage with other students in your sports science courses and feel confident that you’re receiving the same support and attention as your on-campus peers.
Practical experience is a big component of your sports science degree, ensuring you enter the industry with the knowledge and hands-on skills to succeed. Our courses are integrated with health, fitness and sporting agencies for work placements, and any placement requirements can be completed anywhere in the world for your convenience.
Your career in exercise and sport science
By studying exercise and sport science degree with CDU, you’ll be able to understand the way our bodies respond to exercise and help others to enhance their physical performance, prevent and rehabilitate injury, and improve their overall health and fitness.
The many majors available in our Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science reflect the varied career options for those hoping to enter Australia’s rapidly growing sports and fitness industry. You can also achieve shorter, recognised qualifications as you make your way through the bachelor’s degree (like the Diploma of Exercise and Sport Science), meaning you can start working in the industry before you even graduate.
Given our unique Top End location, you’ll not only study the general principles of health and physical performance, but you’ll also gain specialised insight into tropical conditions and their effects on exercise and sport.
Our exercise and sport science graduates find roles in elite athlete training and community health, and as sport and recreation officers, personal trainers, gym managers, strength and conditioning coaches for sporting clubs, and more. Many also pursue further study in fields like physiotherapy and medicine.