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Exercise and sport science

Enabling athletic performance and healthy ageing through exercise
We're educating practitioners to understand the effective management of athlete performance and chronic diseases through exercise and physical activity.

Courses in exercise and sport science

Why study exercise and sport science at Sydney?

  • Exercise and sport science focuses on the integration of exercise and physical activity into healthcare, sports performance, disease prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Our students explore metabolism and physiology, human motor learning and control, principles of exercise programming, nutrition and musculoskeletal principles of exercise.
  • We integrate clinical practice, practical learning and case studies to provide our students with the advanced skills and experience essential for professional practice.
  • The University of Sydney is ranked 2nd in Australia and 4th in the world for sports-related subjects by the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2024).

Where can exercise and sport science take you?

Applying theory to practice our graduates work as exercise scientists or exercise physiologists in a variety of settings, including:

  • the sport, health and fitness industries
  • occupational health and safety
  • public health
  • rehabilitation
  • research and technology
  • education
  • medical insurance

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Our research networks

Academics from the Discipline of Exercise and Sports Science are associated with research networks across the University of Sydney, including:

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