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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours) - 137JA

If you’re serious about forging a career as an exercise professional , then the UC Bachelor of Sports Studies (Honours) is your chance to fast-track your way to the big leagues while earning a globally recognised qualification along the way.

In this 1-year course you’ll get the support, encouragement, and advice on how to critically appraise research content; and then challenged to choose and research a sports, exercise or physical activity related thesis of your own.

In doing so, you will develop in-depth analytical skills, learn how to manage projects, improve both your scientific and media presentation skills and eventually present an academic document for peer review.

You will also get the opportunity to engage and network with a variety of professional experts and stakeholders from local and national industries.
The sport and exercise industry is by its very nature a highly competitive market. Make sure you stand out from the competition and score the perfect job once you graduate.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

A range of careers opportunities exists for UC Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours) graduates in both national and international sporting arenas as well as within local, national and regional government organisations. Also, successful completion of a research thesis offers the unique opportunity to have your work acknowledge at an industry level and thus increases the potential to raise your profile to an even higher level.

Career options could include:

  • Coach
  • Sport Director
  • Sport Scientist
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Researcher

This course offers a highly transferrable qualification that can progress into a variety of future career and study options. UC Alumni have gone on to become academic lecturers, sport scientists, entrepreneurs and business owners.

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A degree in sport studies, or related discipline* with a credit or higher average.

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