Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

University of Newcastle

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Central Coast – Ourimbah 482800 CSP 3F/EqP 24 Feb 2020


The western world is facing a new wave of health problems and chronic diseases due to inactivity and poor lifestyle habits. Contrary to this, at the same time, elite sports are more popular than ever. Exercise and sport science is an inspiring and rapidly evolving field. You could find yourself leading a team of research scientists to discover a new link between brain function and diet, or develop a new format of exercise that produces greater results. At the University of Newcastle, we have a globally-recognised approach to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science encompassing all aspects of physical health.

Areas of study: Exercise and sport science.

Career opportunities: Exercise scientist, exercise rehabilitation/injury management advisor, player development manager, research scientist, sports administrator, sports development officer.

Practical experience: This degree is offered at our Central Coast campus where you have access to world-class facilities including high quality laboratories, the latest testing equipment and a state-of-the-art gym. You will be provided with opportunities to gain valuable work experience in the sport and fitness industry through our professional placement program. In addition to placement with clinics and hospitals, we also have strong ties with the Central Coast Mariners Football Club, the Newcastle Jets Football Club and the Newcastle Knights Rugby League Club to ensure interesting and dynamic placement opportunities.

Professional recognition: Graduates will be accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates may also complete an Exercise Science Sequence to qualify as an Exercise Scientist for ESSA.

Honours: Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to students based on merit.

Fees and charges: Visit the University of Newcastle website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle. Visit the University of Newcastle website.

Student profile

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Further information

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How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

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Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period. 

Review of programs 
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit the University of Newcastle website. 

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2019)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
482800 62.75 75.18 93.90 65.05 79.38 99.95


  1. 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 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. 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 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2018 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. 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.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank