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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)

Overview

Want to help elite athletes be the best they can be, get your community fit and healthy, or rehabilitate injury in healthy people wanting to be more physically active?

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) provides a direct pathway to a career as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) or Accredited Sport Scientist (AspS).

In these careers you’ll apply your expertise to help maximise the performance of elite athletes, promote healthy ageing, and generally improve people’s health and wellbeing. You could find yourself working in a variety of settings, such as sports academies and institutes, sporting clubs and associations, rehabilitation or sports medicine clinics, hospitals, health and fitness centres, research centres, or even the defence forces.

During your program you'll learn how to apply complex knowledge to the design, delivery, and evaluation of exercise programs, interventions and assessments for clients with specific needs. You'll learn about the intricacies of human movement, and have the opportunity to study the biology, technology, behaviour and best practices that underpin exercise and sport sciences.

As a graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for membership to the peak national accrediting body, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), as an Accredited Exercise Scientist. You can also apply for membership as an Accredited Sport Scientist if you complete the elective course ‘Developing the Elite Athlete’ and practicum under an appropriate supervisor.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024)
QTAC Code
729302
Program Code
2371
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$44960
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024)
Semester dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed
QTAC Code
729302
Program Code
2371
CRICOS Code
082624M
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Focus on areas such as elite athlete development, sports conditioning and performance, clinical measurements or corporate and community health and fitness.
  • Gain 500 hours of hands-on experience through practical placements with clients in a supervised environment.
  • Benefit from the latest industry equipment in biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength conditioning labs and clinics.

2 in the world for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2023

1 in Australia for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2023

Watch Tips for studying Exercise and Sport Sciences at UQ on YouTube.

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

Placements and work experience

Prior to applying, applicants should ensure they will be able to meet placement requirements outlined on this website.

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Biomechanics
  • Health and Fitness Through Diet and Exercise
  • Professions, People and Healthcare
  • Anatomical Basis of Human Movement

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Sport scientist
  • Exercise scientist
  • Biomechanist
  • Cardiac scientist
  • Community recreation and fitness officer
  • Respiratory technician
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Health promotion officer

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold

ATAR / RankIB
8430.5

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR you could secure an offer for your preferred program.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

PTE Academic - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Inherent requirements

To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.

Learn about inherent requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Exercise and Sport Sc(Hons) for Semester 1, 2023

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest99.399.95
Median87.988.8
Lowest79.9584

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

2128.0%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
4762.7%
  • Admitted where ATAR and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
00%

International students

79.3%

Total

75100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$10,059

2024

$10,059

2024

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $44,960

2024

AUD $44,960

2024

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Applying online

If your senior schooling is from outside Australia, you can submit your application to UQ. Or, if you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) is 2371.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

If your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you're an international student who is currently studying:

  • Australian Year 12 (in Australia or another country), or
  • the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) is 729302.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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