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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

Some units of study and/or placements relating to this course cannot be delivered remotely or online for students commencing their study in Semester 1, 2021. You will be required to attend in-person on campus from Semester 2, 2021.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this course

The Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) develops the skills to integrate exercise and physical activity with disease prevention and the promotion of good health, rehabilitation, nutrition and sports performance.

This degree is an exciting and diverse combined degree, offering the opportunity to develop your skills as an exercise scientist with the benefit of experience from advanced coursework and a community, industry, research or entrepreneurship project. You will also complete a major from the shared pool creating a study profile that reflects your expertise in a range of disciplines.

Our flexible course structure allows you to build a course in exercise and sport science that is adapted to your personal strengths and aspirations while also offering the breadth and opportunities for development of a wide range of skills that will equip you for the modern workplace.

Why study with us?

  • You'll gain real-world, hands-on training through clinical placements within our extensive network of clinical partners.
  • You'll learn from highly respected practitioners, clinicians and researchers.
  • With a multidisciplinary focus, we prepare graduates with generalist and specialist healthcare knowledge and skills.
  • Our research ranks "well above world class" (Excellence in Research for Australia level 5).
  • We offer a range of leadership and student support programs to give you the best possible opportunity for success.
  • We have world-class facilities, with purpose-built laboratories and on-site health clinics. 
  • In 2021, we will move to the purpose-built Health Precinct at Camperdown campus, which will for the first time bring multiple health disciplines together in a facility that translates research into education and clinical services.

Subject areas
Shared pool

Admission, fees and how to apply

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Every year, we provide hundreds of scholarships, awards and prizes to students of all backgrounds and levels.

Every year, we provide hundreds of scholarships, awards and prizes to students of all backgrounds and levels.

How to apply

Prospective domestic students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for a Commonwealth supported place . Refer to the UAC website for key dates. Separate scholarship deadlines apply, visit the scholarships website for details.

For other useful information, visit our How to apply page.

Current University of Sydney students applying to transfer from one bachelor's degree to another apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the Change your course page.

Current students applying to transfer from a diploma to a bachelor's degree must apply through UAC.

Refer to the UAC website . Separate scholarship deadlines apply visit the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

Visit the How to apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). If you are a direct applicant, when you are ready to apply select the `Apply’ button on this course page.

Current University of Sydney students applying to transfer from one bachelor's degree to another apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the Change your course page.

Application dates

Direct applicants: 

Applications open - Mid March of the preceding year

Applications close - 31 January* of the commencing year

*Offers are made on a first come first serve basis. As places are limited, please note that we will close the online application early when the course is full.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships website for details.

UAC Applicants: Refer to the UAC website

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

What you'll study

The Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) is a four-year full-time degree which consists of 16 core units of study, 10 elective units of study, 2 advanced coursework units and an industry, research or community project.

You will complete 192 credit points to be awarded the degree. You will be required to complete a second major or minor from the shared pool, and can choose elective units from more than 2500 available across the university.

Units of Study

Work component

Mandatory work component =152 hours.

This translates to 38 hours per week.

This mandatory work component must be completed as part of the award requirements for the course.

Study sample plan

Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science)

Year    

Semester 1

Semester 2

1

Introduction to Exercise Science

Principles of Biomechanics

 

Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

Body Systems: Structure and Function

 

Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A

Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B

 

Elective 1

Elective 2
 

2

Movement Analysis

Psychology of Exercise & Physical Activity

 

Exercise Training: Physiology and Biochemistry

Exercise Programming and Delivery

 

Elective 3

Physical Activity and Society

 

Elective 4

Elective 5

3

Practicum in Exercise Science 1

Practicum in Exercise Science 2

 

Advanced Exercise Programming and Delivery

Motor Control and Learning

 

Nutrition for Exercise and Health

Elective 7

 

Elective 6

Elective 8

 

 

Admission criteria

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

The Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) course does not have a guaranteed ATAR. The ATAR information provided is an indication only and the actual required ATAR for entry may be higher or lower depending on student demand and availability of places in the course each year. 

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the essential tasks and activities necessary to be able to achieve the core learning outcomes of a course. They are specific to a particular course or discipline. To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the inherent requirements for this course.

Course opportunities

Eligible candidates have the opportunity to take part in the FHS Abroad program which involves academic study and a four to six week placement with non-government organisations and other development agencies in one of a small number of countries in South and South East Asia. This 6 credit point elective unit of study is available to candidates in their senior years and offers a hands-on understanding of global health challenges in an overseas community through work with two well established Australian volunteer agencies.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) has Qualifying Accreditation status at the level of Exercise Science.

The course will be submitted for consideration of full accreditation at the required stage.

Full (or provisional) accreditation status must be awarded for graduates of the course to be eligible for accreditation credentialing with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Following course completion and successful accreditation with ESSA, graduates are eligible to apply for membership of ESSA and accreditation as an exercise scientist. 

As an exercise scientist accredited in Australia, graduates enjoy the privilege of being qualified within a country that possesses an outstanding reputation in this field. Graduates have the opportunity to utilise principles such as biomechanics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and gait analysis to evaluate and improve the performance of a diverse range of clients.

More information about accreditation can be obtained from Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

 

 

Career Pathways

  • sport industry
  • fitness industry
  • health industry
  • occupational health and safety
  • public health
  • rehabilitation
  • research and technology
  • education
  • medical insurance

The Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) course meets the prerequisite requirements for admission to postgraduate study at the University of Sydney in exercise physiology, medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, public health, safety science, and education.

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