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

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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