Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This course offers students a clear pathway into a career as an accredited exercise scientist or accredited sports scientist. Graduates of this program will be able to apply complex discipline knowledge to the design, delivery, and evaluation of exercise programs, interventions and assessments that meet the specific needs of their client.

Course Fee:

International: $110,900

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA) and one of Chemistry (4,SA), Physics (4,SA) or Biological Science (4,SA).


Students undertake 300 hours of professional placement which may be completed with sporting associations, fitness centres, school coaching programs, strength and conditioning programs, academies of sport and related organisations. Areas covered include anatomy, physiology and coaching, in a sport and exercise science context with complementing studies in exercise psychology, physical activity and health, exercise physiology, motor control, skill acquisition and biomechanics, and related areas including nutrition and research in exercise science. Sports physiology, sports injury and rehabilitation, sports psychology and performance analysis.

Subjects you can Study:

Sport and exercise science

Further information:

Students require Hepatitis B vaccination, CPR certification including Automated External Defibrillation and anaphylaxis training and a current Blue Card prior to commencing the clinical placement components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.


QUT is currently seeking accreditation of this new course with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) to give graduates professional recognition as an Accredited Exercise Scientist. Graduates seeking professional recognition as a Sports Scientist Level 1 will need to complete a further 150 hours of sport employment in order to meet ESSA requirements.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Exercise Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 3 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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