Exercise science

Employment opportunities in the health and fitness industry, sport management and administration, exercise rehabilitation, exercise physiology and sport science are expanding in Australia and overseas.

It is now well recognised that adopting a healthy lifestyle combining regular physical activity with good nutrition can reduce the risk of premature death or the onset of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, obesity and diabetes. Exercise science and nutrition together give a complete picture of the human body, from the chemical and biochemical aspects to the muscles and nervous system.

Our Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science developed out of a need to provide qualified professionals for employment in the sport, health fitness and rehabilitation areas. The course has professional recognition in various capacities.

Our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is a professional entry level postgraduate program that aims to produce graduates who would be eligible to register as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). Accredited Exercise Physiologists are recommended to manage complex exercise interventions for people living with chronic disease, disability or injury. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) as an (AEP).

Please note: From 2019, the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology) [University approval pending] will be offered as a four-year degree.  Subject to accreditation approval, graduates will be eligible to register as an exercise scientist and an accredited exercise physiologist.

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