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Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The Sport and Exercise Science program from James Cook University offers an incredible choice of career paths. JCU fast tracks you into the workforce with practical skills and experience blended with sound local knowledge.

Climate and culture are important variables in the field. That is why JCU grounds your studies in local application, drawing on northern Queensland’s tropical climate and rich cultural heritage.

Your studies will also include:

  • Practical work experience with experienced sport and exercise professionals
  • Working with a variety of people from community members to elite athletes
  • Assessment and creation of specialist exercise programs for a variety of people
  • Opportunities to be involved in international ranked research initiatives, and
  • Access to world-class technical, training and testing facilities.

Career opportunities

Upon graduation you’ll have freedom to choose from a variety of opportunities including:

  • Health and wellness management in private/community practices
  • Health promotion agencies
  • Hospital based scientists (e.g. cardiac or respiratory science)
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Sports training and rehabilitation
  • Exercise and sport science research and testing.

This course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA, NUCAP Accreditation). Graduates of this degree are eligible for ESSA professional membership.


This course is accredited  by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA, NUCAP Accreditation). Students are eligible for ESSA professional membership on completion of this award.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 
  • Exploring Psychology: From Brain to Practice
  • Science and Practice of Physical Activity
  • Health and Health Care in Australia
  • Preparatory Physics
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Health Professional Research 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 029013A

  • English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA)
  • Recommended: one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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