With a reputation as one of the top universities in Australia for producing ‘job-ready’ graduates, Notre Dame’s Exercise & Sport Science degree provides a gateway to a rewarding career in a host of health-related fields. Whether you’re hoping to be an Exercise and Sport Scientist, Sports Coach or work in the rapidly developing health and fitness industry, The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to supporting you in achieving your goal.

A Notre Dame Exercise & Sport Science degree is accredited by the national industry body Exercise and Sport Science Australia.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

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CourseBachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Duration3 years full-time
Practicum300 hrs
Year 12 Subjects
Tertiary entrance level English, Mathematics, Physical Education Studies and Science
Study ModeFull-time, Part-time
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Outline of Studies
Exercise and Sport Science incorporates the key discipline areas of anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and training, human growth and development, biomechanics, motor skill acquisition, and exercise prescription and nutrition. The combination of academic theory and extensive industry work experience develops independent, refl ective practitioners who can advocate the important roles that exercise science plays in community health and wellbeing, rehabilitation, disease prevention and in enhancing human performance. In addition, Exercise & Sports Science graduates can also gain industry-relevant qualifi cations during the course of their degree, such as Level 1 Sports Trainer certifi cation, First Aid & CPR and Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach certification.
This course has been accredited by the national industry body, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates of this course are eligible for registration with ESSA as exercise and sport scientists upon completion of the degree. Further postgraduate study completing the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Science within the School of Health Sciences enables students to become accredited by ESSA as clinical exercise physiologists.
Career Opportunities
Career opportunities for graduates of this course are diverse and include the following job areas:
  • Exercise and sport scientist
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Community health and physical activity promotion
  • Sports coach
  • Health and fitness consultation