Find out about career opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will have:

1. In-depth knowledge and skills in Exercise and Sport Science;

1.1 A comprehensive understanding of human anatomy, physiology and nutrition.

1.2 Well founded knowledge of Exercise and Sport Science in general and in particular, exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise & sport psychology and motor control and learning.

1.3 Able to design, implement and evaluate exercise intervention strategies in order to enhance physical performance and/or health.

1.4 Able to quantitatively measure the component demands of a sport or discipline in a field of exercise & sport science including the ability to select, calibrate & operate appropriate instruments.

2. Ability to interpret scientific information;

2.1 Able to effectively collect, analyse, critically review and organise information.

2.2 Able to interpret quantitative measures of exercise & sport performance and understand their application.

2.3 A commitment to best practice based upon scientific evidence.

3. Problem solving and critical judgement;

3.1 Able to define and analyse problems.

3.2 Able to evaluate opinions, make decisions, and think critically.

4. Effective communication and professional skills;

4.1 An ability to acquire, comprehend and disseminate science information to general and specialist audiences in both written and oral forms.

4.2 Ability to work towards an objective both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

5. Professional Accreditation Requirements (Exercise Scientist sequence only);

5.1 Possess an awareness of the legal & ethical implications of professional Exercise & Sport Science practice in accordance with the charter and Code of Conduct of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science and National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines.

5.2 Ability to apply logic and statistical principles.

5.3 The required number of hours of professional experience in Exercise and Sport Science, to fulfil the requirements of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science.

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Careers by major

The following list of job titles provides examples of jobs that may be available to graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.

Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, and some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Practical experience Achievers