This degree focuses on the science that underpins physical activity and exercise, and how it can be used to design, implement and evaluate exercise programs. Throughout your study, you will gain valuable practical experience while having access to state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated exercise and sport science labs, and sports venues.
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Advance human health
In this course, you will learn how to work with people from a range of fitness levels and ages. This includes high-performance through general health and fitness, rehabilitation and management of chronic disease through exercise.
Areas of study you can choose from include biometrics, exercise physiology, exercise prescription, motor control and sports psychology. This course will also give you the professional skills you need to deliver high-quality care, with 140 hours of work placements. Gain hands on experience in our dedicated exercise and sport science labs.
When you graduate, you can choose from a range of career options in health and fitness centres, working in government agencies associated with sport, in teaching and research, as well as professional sporting groups, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals.
This course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
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As a graduate of this degree you can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Accredited Exercise Physiologist
- Health and Fitness Industry
- Sport Scientist
- Strength and Conditioning Expert
This career involves working with elite athletes and their coaches in areas of testing and training to improve performance. Sports Scientists often specialise in specific disciplines such as physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, psychology and skill acquisition.
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
In this career you will focus on the physical preparation of professional or developing athletes. You may work directly with sports teams or for sports institutes and academies.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
With further post-graduate study, you may become an accredited Exercise Physiologist. You will coordinate prescribed and monitored exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.
Health and Fitness Professional
Working in health and fitness centres run by businesses and communities, for example as a personal trainer, a health and fitness specialist or a fitness assessor. Graduates may also work in clinics and hospitals that require skills in using exercise in rehabilitation.
- Exercise and Sport Science laboratory
- UniClinic training facility
- Dance facilities
- Multi-purpose courts
- Football fields
- Synthetic hockey pitches.
In your third year, you undertake 140 hours in a professional workplace setting.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.