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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences

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Study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences from CQUniversity Australia and discover the diverse world of human movement – a field that applies to human fitness, elite performance, family and community health, lifestyle management, occupational health and safety and personal health.

The Exercise and Sport Sciences program from CQUniversity Australia will equip you with practical skills in the various disciplines relevant to exercise and sport sciences such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, motor control and learning, and exercise prescription and delivery.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes and mechanisms of the human body as they relate to exercise and sport science and have the flexibility to pursue an area of interest, with your choice of Minor. Benefit from small class sizes and a personalised learning experience that caters to your individual needs, enabling you to graduate work-ready and with skills highly desired by employers. Your studies will include a mix of theory and hands-on laboratory experiences so you can apply what you have learnt directly into practice.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Intake: March
Tuition Fee: AUD 33 120 per year
Location: Rockhampton


Completing the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences is your gateway into many diverse professions in Australia and overseas. Employment opportunities exist in areas such as:

  • regional and state sporting organisations
  • corporate health and fitness
  • government agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health
  • sports institutes and academies
  • professional sports training, coaching and development, strength and conditioning
  • rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
  • private business in personal training and rehabilitation
  • universities and colleges with involvement in education and research.

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Our Health courses and units have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally.

Broad range of options
Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health courses and units give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way
A number of our health courses and units provide allow you to choose between on-campus or online study, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of online study and is able to offer a number courses and units in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our courses and units are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning
CQUniversity’s health courses and units feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some courses this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete unit undertakings in real‑life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities
Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.


ESSA Accredited 
Completing the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Accredited Minor provides you with Exercise Science membership through Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

You will specialise in the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise and physical activity. Upon completion of this Minor you may gain employment in hospitals, community health units, workplaces, gymnasiums, education, sporting teams, sports institutes and academies, strength and conditioning and research.

Liberal Studies 
The Liberal Studies Minor allows you to choose from your own selection of elective courses, providing you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a specialised area that suits your interests and career goals.

Occupational Health and Safety 
Expand upon your strong science base and gain expertise in workplace health and safety by studying the Occupational Health and Safety Minor. During your studies you will learn important aspects related to safe work environments and worker health and build upon your core exercise and sport science knowledge. Completing this Minor prepares you to gain employment in a range of industries, dealing with exercise, rehabilitation, ergonomics and health, including government agencies and private business.

Physical Education 
If you are interested in a teaching in physical education then the Physical Education minor may be for you.

Upon completion you will have well developed knowledge and skills in core exercise and sport science disciplines as well as an understanding of the important aspects of education and expertise in a secondary teaching discipline.

Sport Management 
The Sport Management Minor may provide you with a pathway if you are interested in the business aspect of the sport or exercise industry. During your studies you will gain skills in core management areas that are fundamental to business operation. Upon completion you will be prepared to gain employment in regional and state sports organisations, government agencies related to exercise, sport, physical activity, and health, professional sports teams, media and private business.

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