Exercise and Sport Science
Exercise and Sports Scientists work across the community, in industries from corporate health to education and training.
You'll learn to use an evidence-based approach to inform athletes and coaches on performance enhancement strategies, whether it's for training or competition. Plus, you'll apply the science of exercise to improve health and well-being in the prevention of chronic conditions.
This program can lead to postgraduate study in many Allied Health fields including Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.
Accredited through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Graduate as an Exercise and Sport Scientist and work anywhere in the world
Make an impact on the health and well-being of your community
At the University of Tasmania, we'll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (300 credit points)
3 years full-time, up to 7 years part-time.
CZZ101 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1A
CXA171 Foundations of the Human Body
CXA103 Health: Determinants and Analysis
Plus 1 x Elective Unit
CZZ102 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1B
CXA125 Introductory Biochemistry
CXA108 Human Nutrition
ESP160 Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan
CXA212 Pathology of Common Diseases
CXA210 Physical Activity and Health
CXA237 Exercise Physiology
CXA232 Functional and Surface Anatomy
CXA213 Health Promotion: Principles and Planning
CXA234 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment
CXA233 Health, Exercise and Sport Prescription and Delivery
CXA307 Applied Anatomy and Neurosciences
CXA328 Evidence-Based Research in Health Sciences
CXA329 Exercise for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders
ESP368 The Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity
CXA323 Exercise Nutrition
CXA327 Professional Experience in Exercise and Sport Science
CXA330 Exercise for Musculoskeletal Disorders
ESP233 Motor Learning
Corey Sommerville, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Alumnus)
"Don’t rule out anything or think you can’t do it – look at me, I’m 27 and I took the leap to come back to uni and all these opportunities have come my way."
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 well-being 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 & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and is undergoing accreditation by ESSA at Exercise Scientist level.
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
Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Credit for prior learning
The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.
English language requirements
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.