The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle offers a comprehensive approach to the study of physical exercise and health.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

What you will study

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport ScienceThe Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science addresses both sport and health aspects in its comprehensive approach to the study of exercise. The degree is completed over three years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time) undertaken at the Central Coast campus at Ourimbah.

The first year of the exercise and sport science degree provides an introduction to exercise and sport science and focuses on general and biological sciences providing you with a strong foundation. In the second and third year, you will specialise in exercise and sport science and work through a series of specific courses including:

  • biomechanics
  • clinical exercise testing and prescription
  • exercise physiology
  • exercise testing and prescription
  • growth, development and ageing
  • motor control and learning
  • sport and exercise psychology.

When you study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, you can also choose from a number of relevant elective courses that complement the exercise and sport science degree, such as health promotion, psychology, nutrition, pharmacology, physics, statistics, management, research methods and physical education.

An Honours year is offered to students that excel in their undergraduate degree and requires a fourth year of full-time study (one year) or the equivalent part-time study (two years).

Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science may complete an Exercise Science Sequence to qualify as an Exercise Scientist for Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). This sequence has been closely aligned with ESSA's requirements and provides the best selection of courses for ESSA membership.

For more detailed program information about the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, please refer to the handbook.

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