Study Exercise Science

Exercise science student Kiara Richardson running on a treadmill at the Lismore gym. She is completing her placement hours through NCAS, North Coast Academy of Sport and Southern Cross University Health Clinic.

Gain a winning combination

Turn your sporting passion into a career. Employment opportunities in the health and fitness industry, sport management, 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.

Learn in the modern laboratories and specialist facilities available at each campus. Our on-campus health clinics at Lismore and the Gold Coast provide safe and supervised environments for student practicums.

Our unique combined degree, the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Psychological Science enables you to specialise in your chosen area and multiply your career options.

Apply now to start studying in July and join a university that’s transforming tomorrow. 

Clinical Exercise Physiology student Vincent Manze at the Exercise lab on Gold Coast campus

“My experience at Southern Cross has been really good. There has been a vast array of opportunities for me. I've seen the whole spectrum of what I'm capable of doing.”

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Study Sport, Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology

Graduates earn high salaries

Southern Cross postgraduate alumni receive a higher starting salary than the national average in Health Services & Support (GOS 2018-2020).

Valuable placement experience

You'll complete a 140-hour placement in your final year of the course, in a clinical setting or the health and fitness industry.

First-class labs and equipment

At Southern Cross you'll have access to our state-of-the-art resources. Practise on the equipment you will use during your career.

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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