Exercise and sports science

When you study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree at The University of Newcastle, you will benefit from a comprehensive approach to the study learning about all aspects of physical health for the entire population. Our staff are highly trained and committed to high quality teaching and research in the field of exercise and sport science.

The Western world is moving towards a new era of health problems related to lifestyle and inactivity, while at the same time elite sport enjoys a high profile in the community. As a result, there is an increasing need for qualified specialists with an understanding of the relationship between exercise and health. With a focus on performance in sport and health, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will provide you with the skills to tackle these problems, ultimately contributing to a happier and healthier community.

Dr Nattai Borges

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Age on pulmonary and muscular oxygenation following high intensity training, Healthy ageing and exercise

Associate Professor Ben Dascombe

Associate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Applied sports science, Exercise physiology, Professional practice

Dr Suzi Edwards

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Agility, Neuromuscular fatigue, Patellar tendinopathy

Dr Kotryna Fraser

Associate Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Coach Education, Feminism in Sport, Performance Psychology

Dr Xanne Janse De Jonge

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Adapting training to female hormone fluctuations, Applied Sport Science in judo and soccer, Female hormones and exercise performance

Dr Josh Secomb

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Applied Sport Science, Strength and Conditioning, Surfing

Dr Adrian Schultz

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Exercise, Physiology

Dr Mitch Smith

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Attention, Psychophysiology, Team sport