Highlights

  • Complete 280 hours of professional placement with sporting associations, strength and conditioning programs, academies of sport and related organisations.
  • Offers clear pathway to career as an Accredited Exercise Scientist or Accredited Sports Scientist.
  • Graduate with the skills to apply complex discipline knowledge to the design, delivery, and evaluation of exercise programs, interventions and assessments that meet the specific needs of your client.

Highlights

  • Complete 280 hours of professional placement with sporting associations, strength and conditioning programs, academies of sport and related organisations.
  • Offers clear pathway to career as an Accredited Exercise Scientist or Accredited Sports Scientist.
  • Graduate with the skills to apply complex discipline knowledge to the design, delivery, and evaluation of exercise programs, interventions and assessments that meet the specific needs of your client.

Why choose this course?

QUT’s degree in sport and exercise science is one of the first university programs in Australia to offer you a clear pathway into a career as accredited exercise scientist or accredited sports scientist. You will learn to apply complex knowledge to the design, delivery, and evaluation of exercise programs, interventions and assessments that meet the specific needs of your clients.

During this course you will complete 280 hours of professional placement with organisations that may include sporting associations, fitness centres, school coaching programs, strength and conditioning programs, academies of sport and related organisations. Placement experiences may include:

  • performance analysis of elite athletes and sportspeople
  • strength and conditioning training
  • school coaching and talent development
  • corporate health.

You will develop confidence in using industry equipment and techniques with facilities on campus that include laboratories for biomechanics, motor control, injury prevention and resistance training. You will access technology that is used by elite sporting teams and coaches to analyse performance.

Your first year of study will focus on an introduction to exercise science, anatomy, physiology and coaching. You will begin to apply this knowledge in a sport and exercise science context with complementing studies in exercise psychology, physical activity and health.

During second year, you will continue with studies in core exercise science units of exercise physiology, motor control, skill acquisition and biomechanics, and begin to develop a more holistic understanding of the profession with studies in related areas including food and nutrition, and research in exercise and movement science.

Units in your final year concentrate on applied sport and exercise science, specifically sports physiology, sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, sports psychology and performance analysis. This is complemented with professional placement in an area that is of specific interest.

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What to expect

Sport and exercise science professionals apply their knowledge about exercise and its effect on the body to a variety of careers. These include improving strength and fitness of athletes undertaking performance analysis with sporting organisations, promoting health and wellness, health testing and education programs, or sport and recreation services in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates are prepared for a career in fitness, strength and conditioning coaching, performance analysis, corporate health, or exercise and sport science research. You may be employed with sporting teams, community health providers, corporate organisations, education providers, gymnasiums and sports centres, or in the tourism industry. A research career can lead to developments in sport and exercise science that result in healthier communities, and fitter and stronger athletes.

Professional recognition

This new course is provisionally accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). QUT will seek full accreditation with ESSA during 2020 to give graduates professional recognition as an accredited exercise physiologist.

Graduates seeking professional recognition as a sports scientist level 1 will need to complete a further minimum of 80 hours of sport employment in order to meet ESSA requirements.

Possible careers

  • Corporate Health Officer
  • Performance Analyst
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Scientist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness Consultant

Details and units

Requirements

OP
14
Selection rank
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
XN50
QTAC code
425302
CRICOS code
093231D
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

To ensure students meet accreditation requirements after successful completion of this degree, advanced standing will not be granted:

  • for studies completed at Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5 or lower. AQF levels can be confirmed at https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels
  • for un-credentialed learning or work experience cannot be used for the purposes of receiving credit for units of study or meeting practicum requirements within the course.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 93
OP 4
Selection rank 94
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 11
Selection rank 77
OP 11
Selection rank 77
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 17
Selection rank 13
OP 13
Selection rank 72

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)

Plus one of Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C), Physics (Units 3 & 4, C) or Biology (Units 3 & 4, C).

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
14
Rank
70
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $7,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

2021 fees

2021: $36,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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