Exercise and Sport Science

Exercise and Sport Scientists can be found all across the community. They work in industries including corporate health, community-based fitness and sport, and education and training.

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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Hands-on learning in specialist facilities

Under professional supervision, conduct exercise assessment, prescription and counselling services for clients in our Exercise Physiology Clinic and multi-disciplinary facilities

Study with our industry partners

Undertake practical experiences with sport teams, as well as partners like Cricket Tasmania, and AFL Tasmania.

Pathway to a career in Allied Health

Undertake postgraduate study in exercise physiology, physiotherapy, or occupational therapy.

Support the improvement of health and wellbeing, fitness, and performance

Exercise Scientists apply their skills to improve health and fitness, wellbeing and performance in a broad range of contexts. Key areas of practice include occupational and corporate health, primary prevention, education, sport and recreation, fitness and exercise training, and physical activity within population/community health settings.

You'll learn to use an evidence-based approach to inform a broad range of populations, from those with clinical conditions to elite athletes, to support the improvement of health and wellbeing, fitness, and performance.

To fully prepare you for your future career, you will undertake 140 hours of professional placement, benefiting from the breadth of connections we have with sport and community groups, Tasmanian peak sporting bodies, and the healthcare sector. This allows you to pursue practical and placement opportunities aligned to your interests.

Further study options

This course can lead to postgraduate study in many Allied Health fields including Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. You can study the full pathway to becoming a physiotherapist with our Master of Physiotherapy.

For honours course information, please visit Bachelor of Health Science with Honours.

For postgraduate course information, please visit our Allied Health page

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

You’ll graduate ready to undertake an exciting career in the health sector. Your career could see you working alongside professional
athletes and providing training and development programs, or delivering health and wellbeing initiatives within the community.
You can also move into postgraduate studies in exercise physiology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to gain accreditation as exercise scientists with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Exercise and Sport Science skills are in high demand. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.^



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Predicted job growth to 2025

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

Student Experience

Corey worked on the Santos Women’s Down Under Tour while studying

"Don’t rule out anything or think you can’t do it... I’m 27 and I took the leap to come back to uni and all these opportunities have come my way."

- Corey Sommerville, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Corey's story

Student Experience

Small Town to Big League with Exercise Science

Mat works with some of the globe’s highest paid pro sports coaches and athletes. His original ‘dream’ was to work as a team performance manager, but Mat says a degree in exercise science has opened even more doors. “Most of my competitors come purely from a business background, but I definitely feel that the strong and diverse understanding of human performance that I learnt during my degree is a huge advantage.” - Mat Young, Alumnus

Mat's story