Offered online and at the Bathurst and Port Macquarie campuses, CSU’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) will provide you with a foundation in the theoretical and practical components of exercise science.
Jump into some of the globe’s most rapidly expanding industries – health, fitness, exercise and sports.
Offered online and at the Bathurst and Port Macquarie campuses, CSU’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) will provide you with a foundation in the theoretical and practical components of exercise science. The course has a focus on community wellness, including biological, behavioural and social-cultural perspectives on health. A specialisation in Sport Management is also available.
The course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), enabling you to practise as an Accredited Exercise Scientist upon graduation.
Why study this course?
Some reasons for studying Exercise and Sport Science with CSU:
Become a key player in improving the health of individuals and groups, and the performance of athletes and teams, by providing training and professional advice
Gain exposure to some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry through evidence-based study and a comprehensive work placement program
Equip yourself with a thorough understanding of the complex nature of movement, and how the body adapts to a range of physical activities, in CSU’s state-of-the-art exercise testing and sporting facilities
Choose between full-time, part-time and online study options to match your work and lifestyle commitments
Benefit from the personalised support and academic assistance offered by CSU’s exceptional educators
Develop important transferable skills in analysis, research, communication, project work, organisation and teamwork, which will serve you in many sectors, including health and education.
CSU’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) is a distinctive multi-disciplinary program that prepares you for a rewarding career in the exercise and sports industry.
Throughout this course, you will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to practise as a professional in the sport, exercise, fitness and recreation areas, with a focus on exercise and sport science. After one year of study, you may choose to undertake a specialisation in Sport Management. This course also provides a foundation for postgraduate study in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
To make sure that you gain relevant experience in using exercise testing equipment and are prepared for the workplace, our facilities include:
exercise biochemistry laboratory
exercise physiology laboratory
hydrostatic weighing facility
climate control chamber
resistance training area
motor behaviour laboratory
general science teaching laboratory
neuromuscular testing facility
Olympic weightlifting facility
exercise physiology functional rehabilitation clinic
hydrostatic weighing and body composition facility.
A qualification in Exercise and Sport Science can unlock a variety of opportunities both in Australia and overseas. Rewarding careers can be found in:
sports coaching, sports administration, strength and conditioning
health promotion and fitness industries such as corporate or community fitness programming and personal training
preventative medicine (cardiac technician) and/or research
policy and program planning in government and schools.
Your Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) can also be a pathway to a career in Physiotherapy. Students who successfully complete the degree may, subject to university approval, enter the Bachelor of Physiotherapy with one year of credit.
Alternatively, you could apply to enter CSU’s Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology with a view to becoming an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).
The Bachelor of Exercise Science and Sport Science is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) via the National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP).
This course is recognised by the peak international body, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in the USA. The NSCA Education Recognition Program prepares students to become Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), a professional industry standard credential recognised worldwide. Graduates are therefore well placed to gain employment around the world.
To be successful at studies within certain courses, students must be highly competent in spoken and written English literacy. All students who do not have this level of competence in spoken and written English will be required to independently organise some form of coaching in English literacy, such as a short TAFE course or other form of tuition to improve their skills. Students will be advised of their options by the Head of School from the campus where they are enrolled.
If, after an agreed period of study in English literacy, a student's English literacy standard has not improved, the appropriate Head of School will provide further advice with regard to alternative career options.