The roar of the crowd, the feeling when your foot connects with the ball, the exhilaration after beating your personal best... it’s no secret that sport is fun, exciting and, for many, a lifestyle choice. If this sounds like you, maybe it’s time to consider putting passion into practice with a career in sport and exercise.
Firstly, what is the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance?
Bond’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance program lays the foundations for a fast-paced career in sport, athletic performance, exercise or health science. Used on its own, graduates can work alongside top-tier athletes or similarly, at a community level across a variety of programs. Completed in just two years, Bond’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance is also a pathway to post-graduate study for a career in the allied health sector.
Throughout this degree, you’ll study health sciences as they relate to sport and exercise, with subjects including functional anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology. You’ll also take on practical subjects designed to build your professional capabilities as a practitioner – think sport psychology, leadership, exercise prescription and delivery and more.
Whether you’re a keen sportsperson, exercise fanatic, or you just want to know more about the way humans move, keep reading to discover our top five reasons to study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance at Bond University and catapult your career to new heights.
1. Combine sport and study
Perhaps the biggest drawcard of studying Exercise and Sport Performance is the ability to meld a love of sport – in all its forms, including playing, watching, training and supporting – with tertiary study. Many students who pursue degrees in sport and exercise come from high performance sport. The structure of degrees like Bond’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance means that you’re on the field or in the gym just as much as you are at a desk, so you’re out there doing what you love while you earn your qualifications.
Of course, that’s not to say you have to be the next Olympic qualifier to enjoy and benefit from a degree in exercise and sport performance. This field of study doesn’t just deal with elite performance, but rather, all athletic abilities and levels of performance.
2. Pursue higher qualifications
Study at Bond University is accelerated, with a three-semester-per-year timetable that means you can finish your degree ahead of your peers at other universities. The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance is no exception to this rule, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to go onto postgraduate studies in nutrition and dietetics, physiotherapy or occupational therapy.
This pathway is, in particular, a fast-paced way to train as a physiotherapist, which many Exercise and Sport Performance students go on to do. It builds the practical frameworks necessary for the Doctor of Physiotherapy, and will set you up with the knowledge, passion and understanding required for an incredible career in this field.
3. Access world-class facilities
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance students at Bond have unrivalled access to the Bond Institute of Health & Sport (BIHS) for a range of classes and activities, a state-of-the-art second campus that is designed specifically for studies across these disciplines. With world-class testing, training and recovery equipment, interactive classrooms and the internationally-accredited High Performance Training Centre – a professional-grade gym used by elite athletes and teams across a number of sports – at your disposal, studying at Bond provides a hands-on learning experience. With these skills under your belt, you’ll be ready and raring for a thrilling career.
4. Gain unparalleled work experience
Here at Bond, we’re all about equipping you with the relevant skills you need to go out and succeed in your industry of choice, and one of the ways this is supported with the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance is through work placements. Every student will have access to professional placements across a variety of industries.
Whether you volunteer for your favourite rugby team, get on the ground at the local gym or focus on helping at a community level, the internship and work placement experience is crucial to building a well-rounded view of the health sector, and will ultimately be beneficial beyond description when you enter the workplace.
5. Study with ultimate flexibility
Design the degree that suits your unique career goals as part of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance. As well as all of the important foundational knowledge you’ll need to provide great care and recommendations as a practitioner, you’ll also learn about the things that truly interest you. Access a range of complementary electives such as entrepreneurship, innovation, advertising, big data, tourism and events management... the list truly goes on! Whatever trail you want to blaze after graduating, Bond will equip you with the attributes and skills you need to get there.
Take your love of sport and turn it into a career with boundless endurance and energy through Bond’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance. From high-performance scenarios to community level fitness initiatives, you’ll be empowered with the knowledge and skills to measure, analyse and prescribe exercise in a number of settings, and ultimately, to achieve big things in this ever-growing arena.
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance
Ready to kick off a great career? Learn more about Bond’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Performance. Applications for our September 2021 intake are now open.