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Exercise and Sports Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
 Exercise and Sports Science  at University of New England   is a multidisciplinary program that develops a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and applied aspects of sport, exercise and health.Graduates are recognised for their expertise in the design and implementation of exercise interventions to prevent disease and improve athletic performance.


 Exercise and Sports Science  at University of New England  course includes core studies in human structure, function and behaviour before further study on the acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses to exercise. Analytical, technical and professional skills are developed in the areas of movement analysis, health and fitness assessment and exercise training for health and performance

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course can be employed in a range of fields including health and physical activity promotion, sports science, health and fitness (personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, health consultant/educator), clinical measurements (cardiac/respiratory/sleep technician) and postgraduate research/coursework in related disciplines.

Knowledge of a Discipline

The knowledge and skills relevant to exercise and sport related fields will be taught, assessed and practised within the program starting with the foundations in first year, followed by more specific and specialised coverage in the second and third year of the program. Several of the units will critically examine concepts and principles of physical activity, sport and health from a global perspective. Students will be taught and assessed on their understanding of the nature of exercise and sporting practices.

Communication Skills

All units within the program require compentency in oral and written forms of communication. This will be taught, assessed and practised throughout the course of study.

Problem Solving

Units throughout the degree will teach, assess and require students to apply logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of problems relevant to professional practice in exercise and sport related fields.

Information Literacy

Fundamental to all the units in the program is the ability to source and critically evaluate exercise and sport related information. This will be taught and assessed in core units within the course.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Reflecting on social responsibility and ethical conduct, professional practice is embedded in the course content. Units will require students to address and understand how social, political, economic, ideological and cultural imperatives are constructed and act upon people in different health and sporting contexts.

Lifelong Learning

Students will be taught, assessed and be given the opportunity to practise new skills and apply these skills to increasingly more complex and unexpected situations. As students progress through the course they will be able to reflect on the limitations of, and have the capacity to evaluate their current knowledge.


This course has been granted accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy 
  • Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy 
  • Monitoring Health and Sports Performance 
  • Introductory Exercise Physiology 
  • Physical Activity and Health 
  • Motor Skill Acquisition and Performance 
  • Training for Physical Fitness 
  • Practicum in Exercise and Sport 
  • Motor Control and Human Development 
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology 
  • Clinical Exercise Testing I 
  • Exercise Prescription and Programming 
  • Issues in Human Nutrition 
  • Introductory Human Physiology 
  • Introductory Psychology 
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology 
  • Science in Practice 
  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling 

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 069337E

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is Mathematics, Personal Development Health and Physical Education and/or any two units of Science.
  • Recommended studies are Biology and/or Chemistry.
  • Applicants must meet the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Commonwealth supported fee

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 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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