• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
If you’re serious about forging a career as an exercise professional, then the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours) from University of Canberra is your chance to fast-track your way to the big leagues while earning a globally recognised qualification along the way.
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UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please refer to our website for detailed info regarding availability/conditions etc.

In this 1-year course you’ll get the support, encouragement, and advice on how to critically appraise research content; and then challenged to choose and research a sports, exercise or physical activity related thesis of your own.

In doing so, you will develop in-depth analytical skills, learn how to manage projects, improve both your scientific and media presentation skills and eventually present an academic document for peer review.

You will also get the opportunity to engage and network with a variety of professional experts and stakeholders from local and national industries.

The sport and exercise industry is by its very nature a highly competitive market. Make sure you stand out from the competition and score the perfect job once you graduate.

Study a Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • learn how to source and critically appraise research
  •  write and produce a thesis on a research topic of your choice
  • strengthen your knowledge and research skills through both supervised and independent study
  • become proficient at project management and problem-solving
  • improve your written and oral communication, and presentation skills
  • be at the epicentre of sport and exercise decision making in Australia
  • network with significant Sport and exercise researchers
  • gain an internationally recognised qualification in less than a year
  • obtain a direct pathway for those wishing to pursue a Ph.D.

Career options could include:

  • Coach
  • Sport Director
  • Sport Scientist
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Exercise and Sport H 
  • Sports Studies Honours Research H 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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

  • A degree in sport studies, or related discipline with a credit or higher average.
  • Admission will be assessed by the Course Convenor and will be dependent on availability of a suitable supervisor/s and the number of applicants to the course. For detailed information, contact Health Student Liaison.
CRICOS Code: 070060G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26304 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26300 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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