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    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science [53J]
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    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science [53J]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 107,009  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science [53J]


    Exercise scientists develop services that improve health, fitness, wellbeing and performance. They help in the prevention of chronic conditions for both individuals and communities. Often, they find themselves working as personal trainers, health educators, at research institutions, within cardiac testing units, and sporting organisations.

    You will develop an understanding of the basic concepts and sciences of the role physical activity plays in the health of individuals and communities. Your studies cover a wide range of human life sciences, including biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and psychology as well as their practical application.

    We offer 140 hours of professional placement to ensure that you gain the practical knowledge and skills to provide assessment, monitoring and program prescription for fitness and exercise to a diverse range of populations, from healthy adults to elite athletes.

    As a graduate you will be prepared to work as an exercise scientist, sport scientist, pursue research, or a professional/allied health career with further with postgraduate studies.

    The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to gain accreditation as Exercise Scientists with

    As a graduate you may find employment in the private and public sectors or you may also be able to pursue research in exercise science and apply for postgraduate study in areas such as sports science, clinical exercise physiology, physiotherapy, and medicine.


    Entry Requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 7.0, with no individual band less than 7.0, or a PTE Academic score of 65, with no score lower than 65 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    Applicants are ranked by their academic scores and offers made based on the number of places available.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation),
    • Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology,
    • Certificate IV in Fitness,
    • Certificate IV in Leisure and Health,
    • Certificate IV in Ageing Support,
    • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques,
    • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice,
    • Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support,
    • Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy
    • Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing)
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

    To be an eligible for an offer, you must have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:

    • Mathematics General (MTG315115) or equivalent

    If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

    Safety In practice requirements

    This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course's Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    You'll graduate ready to undertake an exciting career in the health sector. Your career could see you working alongside professional athletes as a health coach or sport scientist, providing training and development programs, delivering health and wellbeing initiatives within the community, or supporting health and wellbeing through workplace and corporate health.

    Career outcomes for graduates may include:

    • State and national sporting academies and institutes
    • Fitness centres or gymnasiums
    • Hospitals or private health practices
    • Allied health assistant
    • Respiratory or sleep technician
    • Medical Sales representative
    • Health/education project officer
    • Sports development officer
    Postgraduate study

    Graduates may also be able to pursue research in exercise science, or apply for postgraduate study in exercise physiology, physiotherapy, or occupational therapy.

    Those interested in pursuing a career in teaching may continue their studies with a Master of Teaching.

    Professional Recognition

    The course will equip students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, capabilities and awareness to qualify as an ESSA accredited Exercise Scientist

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 107,009 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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