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Overview

  • 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 code 425302
QUT course code XN50
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
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CRICOS code 093231D
Careers
  • Corporate Health Officer
  • Performance Analyst
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Scientist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness Consultant

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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 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. 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.

During this course you will complete 300 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. 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.

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.

Advanced standing

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.

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

Minimum academic requirements

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    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

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

    Subject prerequisites

    • Maths B

    Plus one of Chemistry, Physics or Biology. You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: Health Education or Physical Education.

    I completed secondary school in Australia

    Guide to entry cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 11
    Rank 76
    Did you get an OP 1-5?

    If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

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

    We offer English language courses 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 fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. 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.

    2018: $31,300 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    Scholarships and financial support

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

    These scholarships are available for this course:

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