Bachelor On Campus

Sport and Exercise Science

James Cook University

36 months
32280 AUD/year
9450 AUD/year
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By taking the Sport and Exercise Science program from James Cook University will help you 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 JCU’s Exercise Testing & Rehabilitation Clinic, the Movement Analysis Lab and the Cowboys Community, Training and High Performance Centre.

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.

Graduates of the Sport and Exercise Science program from James Cook University are highly-competent, motivated, and career-ready professionals.

Career Opportunities

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication for Sport and Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology (Clinical)
  • Exploring Psychology: From Brain to Practice
  • Science and Practice of Sport and Exercise
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 
  • Health and Health Care in Australia
  • Preparatory Physics
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 029013A

  • 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)
  • ATAR: 69.35
  • Canada Secondary School Diploma: 56
  • China Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate: 86
  • China GAO KAO: 65%
  • Danish Upper Secondary School Certificate: 7.6
  • GCE A Levels: 5.5
  • German Abitur: 3.6
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): 16
  • All India Senior Secondary Certificate & CISCE/State Board & NIOS: 65/70
  • International Baccalaureate: 25
  • Japan High School Certificate of Graduation: 3.7
  • Malaysia - STPM: 6.7; UEC: 3.3
  • Norway Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skolen/Vitemal for videregaende opplaering: 3.38
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level): 2
  • Sweden Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola & Högskoleförberedande Examen: 1.6
  • United States of America ACT/SAT score: 21/980

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32280 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32280 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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