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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science focuses on the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle in the contexts of elite sport, recreational physical activity, community health and wellbeing.

Exercise Scientists play an important role in improving the health, fitness, well-being and performance of individuals, groups, and the community. They do this through coaching and training in sport and athletic performance; educating about exercise for health and well-being; and implementing behaviour modification strategies. ACU is well placed to prepare graduates as Exercise Scientists with well-established exercise science programs that are recognised internationally for research, learning and teaching.

Meeting the professional requirements for membership with the Exercise and Sports Science Australia, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science provides graduates with a broad and coherent knowledge of the scientific bases of exercise and of key principles, concepts and theories related to exercise for health and sports performance. The degree is designed to produce graduates with skills such as physical activity leadership, advanced problem-solving, technical proficiency, the capacity to communicate for diverse populations and multicultural contexts, and an ability to be reflective and ethical in academic and professional practice, underpinned by justice, equity and respect for the individual. Opportunities for industry-relevant experience are embedded in the course through community engagement and practicum

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science will teach you about

  • exercise assessment and prescription
  • sports performance analysis
  • applying the scientific principles of fitness and health for a wide range of people, from the chronically ill to elite athletes.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.


Campus Information


115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 Locked Bag 4115, Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Vic 3065


25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135 Locked Bag 2002, Strathfield NSW 2135


Brisbane Campus (McAuley) 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo, Qld 4014


25A Barker Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135, Australia


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
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

Graduates can work as health and fitness consultants, exercise scientists, sports scientists, sports coaches, and exercise physiologists*.

Possible careers include:

  • Government and non-government health, sport and recreation departments
  • High performance sport organisations
  • Sport institutes and academies
  • Corporate fitness
  • Exercise scientist
  • Health and fitness consultant
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Rehabilitation Coach
  • Performance analyst
  • Fitness advisor
  • Sports science manager
  • Physical activity officer
  • Allied health assistant.
  • Exercise Physiologist*

*After completing a postgraduate qualification in exercise physiology

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years PSW for Melbourne, and Brisbane
  • 3 years PSW for Strathfield

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For India

CBSE All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects;

Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects; Senior Secondary School Certificate from National  Open Schooling with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects;
Higher Secondary Certificate from the State Boards listed below with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects;
• Rajasthan
• Andhra Pradesh
• Gujarat, Karnataka
• Kerala
• Tamil Nadu
• West Bengal
• Telangana
Local languages and non-academic subjects are excluded. 

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands).

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.