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Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

University of New England

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Exercise and sports science explores human movement and how it applies to physical activity. Advances in research and technology related to sports and exercise are constantly revealing new ways to optimise human performance, fitness and health. This course will help you to maintain your on-the-pulse professionalism in this dynamic industry.

Gain critical knowledge in areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, human nutrition and sport psychology, and hone your logical, critical and creative thinking abilities. Put your skills into practice in the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise and physical activity for healthy people.

This course has been granted accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), the national accrediting and membership association for the industry. You will be eligible to attain full membership with ESSA and be qualified as an Accredited Exercise Scientist if you complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, which includes 140 hours of supervised industry practicum.

Areas of study

Anatomy, biomechanics, exercise/human physiology, exercise/sport science, motor control and learning.

Career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

Accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Practical experience

140 hours of practicum experience in the community, undertaken in final trimester.

Fees and charges

Refer to UNE current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced, Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and/or any 2 units of science.

Recommended studies: Biology and/or chemistry.

Guaranteed ATAR: 72.55

Other applicants

Refer to UNE general admission criteria.

Further information

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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