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People use exercise for a whole range of reasons, from staying fit and healthy, managing disease and health conditions as well as competing in recreational and elite sports. Exercise and Sport Science is an inspiring and rapidly evolving field that explores how best to prescribe and deliver exercise for health and performance benefits.
When you study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle, you will benefit from a comprehensive approach to learning about all aspects of physical health for the entire population. Our staff are highly trained and committed to high quality teaching, offering a comprehensive approach to the study of exercise and sport science.
At the University of Newcastle, we offer a globally recognised Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science program that encompasses all aspects of physical health delivered through a combination of online and face-to-face teaching. Students will be able to undertake pathway studies in alternative health areas (nutrition, anatomy, podiatry or psychology) as well education, business or media to prepare themselves for professional or further postgraduate study opportunities.
Some of the key study areas include:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Graduates of this degree will qualify for a wide range of careers. As more and more people realise the importance of exercise for our health, the career opportunities for exercise scientists are expanding.
Careers are available in a variety of public and private sector settings including:
Some typical roles include:
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.
Graduates are eligible for accreditation with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
As a student in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, you will be able to utilise our state-of-the-art facilities throughout your degree. The Exercise Science building at the Ourimbah campus features high quality laboratories, the latest equipment and a fully stocked gym to aid with your on-campus training.
You will also be provided with opportunities to gain valuable work experience in the sport and health industry through our professional placement program (140 hours). In addition to placements with clinics and hospitals, we also have strong ties with the Central Coast Mariners Football Club, the Newcastle Jets Football Club and the Newcastle Knights Rugby League Club to ensure interesting and dynamic placement opportunities.
These practical skills, along with theory, will teach you proper procedures for exercise testing and prescription to improve sport performance and general health.
Additionally, Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science students are eligible to enrol in International study which offers you the opportunity to undertake an overseas placement to expand your knowledge and skills and apply them in an external and international context.