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Overview

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OP11

Rank76

  • Complete 300 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.
QTAC course code425302
QUT course code XN50
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2017 February
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 093231D
Careers
  • Corporate Health Officer
  • Performance Analyst
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Scientist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness Consultant

Details

Professionals in the exercise science industry are trained to apply their knowledge about exercise and its effect on the body to a variety of different careers. They may work with sporting agencies and athletes to improve strength and fitness or provide performance analysis. They may also work in roles that promote improved health and wellness within the community, deliver health testing and education programs in corporate environments, or provide sport and recreation services in the tourism and hospitality sector. A research career can lead to developments in sport and exercise science that result in healthier communities and fitter and stronger athletes.

Why choose this course?

QUT’s new degree in sport and exercise science will be one of the first university programs in Australia to offer students a clear pathway into a career as accredited exercise scientist or accredited sports scientist. Graduates of this program will be able to apply complex discipline knowledge to the design, delivery, and evaluation of exercise programs, interventions and assessments that meet the specific needs of their client

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 nutrition and research in exercise science. You will become familiar with equipment and techniques that are used across the industry, including technology used by elite sporting teams and coaches to analyse performance. 

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. You will put your knowledge into practice and prepare for graduate roles with 300 hours of professional placement which may be completed with sporting associations, fitness centres, school coaching programs, strength and conditioning programs, academies of sport and related organisations.

Career outcomes

This course provides students with a defined career path as an Accredited Exercise Scientist or Accredited Sports Scientist. Graduates of this program are well prepared for a career in fitness, strength and conditioning training, performance analysis, corporate health, or exercise and sport science research. The careers are varied and graduates may be employed with sporting teams, community health providers, corporate organisations, education providers, gymnasiums and sports centres, or in the tourism industry.

Professional recognition

QUT is currently seeking accreditation of this new course with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) to give graduates professional recognition as an Accredited Exercise Scientist.

This course provides a clear pathway to a career as a Sports Scientist Level 1. Graduates seeking professional recognition as a Sports Scientist Level 1 will need to complete a further 150 hours of sport employment in order to meet ESSA requirements.

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 will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

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

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 11

Rank 76

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Maths B
  • English

Plus one of Chemistry, Physics or Biology; and Recommended study: Health Education or Physical Education. We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

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.

2017: CSP $7100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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Scholarships and financial support

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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