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    Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

    James Cook University

    James Cook University


    Australia, Townsville

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    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesJanuary-2025
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    Duration 3 years
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 36,200  / year
    Next Intake January-2025

    Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science


    Gain the theoretical and practical expertise to meet the needs of your future clients. Learn how physical activity impacts human ability in occupational, sport, exercise and leisure settings. You'll help clients improve their overall fitness, reduce the risk of injury, or enhance their athletic performance. With practical experience in training and testing facilities such as the JCU Performance Science Hub and the Movement Analysis Laboratory, you'll graduate career-ready and eligible for accreditation.

    Be equipped with theoretical and practical skills to help individuals and athletes improve their physical performance, focussing on North Queensland’s tropical climate and cultural heritage.

    Learn the scientific principles underlying the benefits of physical activity, focussing on the role of sport and exercise. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of sport and exercise science as you study in state-of-the-art facilities, including the Movement Analysis Lab and the JCU Performance Science Hub.

    Benefit from practical work experience alongside industry professionals. Assess, design, and deliver specialist exercise programs for a variety of people, from community members to elite athletes.

    JCU Sport and Exercise Science graduates are highly-competent, motivated, and career-ready professionals.

    View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects, as well as pre-placement requirements.

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    About JCU's Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

    Make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Help athletes enhance their performance, improve quality of life for those suffering from chronic conditions, or teach the next generation the importance of nutrition and exercise. Build critical thinking skills with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (similar to a bachelor of sports science) from JCU.

    Learn from the Best

    Your world-class education begins here, where you work with skilled lecturers committed to student success and partner with leaders in rehabilitation. You will participate in research that matters, learning about the processes of human physical activity and contributing to important international research initiatives. Gain practical experience and clinical skills in JCU's world-class training facilities throughout your exercise science degree. These include JCU’s Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation Clinic and the Movement Analysis Lab.
    Build foundational knowledge in areas like sports psychology, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and biomechanics. Working alongside specialists and experienced professionals, you will learn how to implement theory in a practical setting.

    Move Beyond the Classroom

    Experience has no substitute, and at JCU you gain valuable first-hand experience from the start when you study sports science. Along with opportunities to work in research, you will take part in clinical placements and work with people from different cultures and socioeconomic conditions. Learn how to design exercise programs for athletes or explore the intricacies of occupational wellness issues in corporations. Understand how to empower others to incorporate exercise as part of an overall wellness plan, and see first-hand how sports can make a difference in marginalised communities.

    Be Ready For Employment

    A degree and a job are important, and as you study exercise science you will fast track your career goals and build your network of professional relationships. Be career-ready with the extensive practical experience that employers are looking for when you graduate with your exercise science bachelor degree. Your degree from JCU (which is similar to a bachelor of exercise and sport science) is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia, and you are eligible to join ESSA professionally upon graduation. Your sports science university degree opens many potential career paths. You could work in research or teaching or make a difference in the community by promoting community health. You could work in a hospital, partnering with doctors to help patients rehabilitate.

    Start Planning for Tomorrow

    Whether you want to work in rural or urban areas, in community health or among athletes, your Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from JCU (similar to a bachelor of exercise and sport science) will get you there. Get yourself ready for the jobs of tomorrow with a degree from JCU.
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    Inherent requirements

    Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession.  For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.


    The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) degree is available for high-achieving students. It consists of extra study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees. Please refer to the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) Handbook for eligibility information. Complete an application through our Online Application Portal.

    This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    Entry Requirements

    English (Units 3/4,C), General Maths, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3/4); or equivalent

    Recommended Knowledge

    One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health, Psychology or Physical Education (Units 3/4,C)

    English language requirements

    Band 2

    If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.


    JCU Sport and Exercise Science graduates are highly-skilled and are employed in a range of health-related industries.

    Graduates pursue careers in various areas including health and wellness management, health promotion agencies, sports training and rehabilitation, hospital-based science, and occupational health and safety.

    Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science can enrol in a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, which can lead to employment as a clinical exercise physiologist. Alternatively, go on to study the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours).

    Graduates of this course are eligible for professional membership with Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 36,200 

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