Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at The University of Newcastle, Australia

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree at the University of Newcastle provides a complete introduction to all aspects of population-wide physical health, which is beneficial to students.


The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree at the University of Newcastle provides a complete introduction to all aspects of population-wide physical health, which is beneficial to students. 

Our faculty are well-versed in the subjects of exercise and sports science and are committed to providing students with high-quality instruction.

Besides that, people exercise for a variety of reasons, including maintaining physical fitness and overall health, managing illnesses and other health conditions, and participating in competitive and elite sports. 

Exercise and sports science research identify the best ways to advocate for and provide exercise in order to benefit performance and health. It is an intriguing discipline that is advancing swiftly.

What you will study

At the University of Newcastle, we offer a globally acclaimed Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree that covers every aspect of physical health and is taught through a combination of online and in-person instruction. 

Students will be able to select electives in areas linked to alternative health (such as nutrition, anatomy, podiatry, or psychology), as well as in business, education, or the media, in order to better prepare for employment or opportunities for future postgraduate study.

Several significant study areas include:

  • Exercise prescription and delivery

  • Motor control and learning

  • Exercise physiology

  • Sports nutrition

  • Biomechanics

  • Physical activity and health

  • Performance psychology

  • Functional anatomy

  • Professional practice

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully finish the program will have:

  1. comprehensive knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further study and research in the field of exercise and sports science.

  1. Capability to organize, execute, and manage a sport and exercise science research project.

  1. Possessing the ability to evaluate study results critically and on one's own

  1. Ability to report scientific discoveries orally and/or in writing and to make a convincing, well-reasoned scientific argument.

  1. Ability to collaborate and work both independently and on complex scientific projects.

  1. Recognize and appreciate the ethical and legal implications of practicing professional exercise and sports science in accordance with the AAESS's guiding principles and code of conduct as well as the NHMRC's suggestions.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be eligible for a variety of jobs. The job options for exercise scientists are growing as more and more individuals recognize the value of exercise for our health.

There are positions available in both the public and private sectors, including:

  • Sporting organizations

  • Gyms and fitness organizations

  • Professional sporting teams

  • Education and health promotion

  • Clinics

  • Academia

The following are examples of typical roles:

  • Exercise Scientist

  • Exercise Rehabilitation/Injury Management Advisor

  • Player Development Manager

  • Research Scientist

  • Sports Administrator

  • Sports Development Officer

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

You must get academic approval from a professional in the field before submitting your application.

To be eligible for admission, candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science or a closely related field with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

  • You have to complete 80 units of 3000-level coursework, at least 40 of which must be in the major, if one exists;

  • If the applicant has taken fewer than 80 units at the level, they must have a GPA of 5.5 and at least 60 units of 3000 level coursework.

English Language Requirements

The minimum English language competence requirement for applicants to this program is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • AUD 35,790 (indicative annual fee, 2022)

$35,790 per year
  • Level
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    $10,000 OFF