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Kick start your international career in Exercise and Sports Science at Bond University

Do you have a passion for science and international sport? Why not combine the two with our Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Bond. Immerse yourself in health, fitness and sport performance while building a base of knowledge and understanding in human movement. Students studying the program are exposed to real-world learning with a significant proportion of the degree offering practical experience with international organisations such as the Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Rugby Union.

Not only will you graduate with these career-ready experiences, you'll be stepping into the next chapter of your Sports and Exercise Science career by graduating sooner with Bond's accelerated degrees.

This program is delivered primarily at the world-class Bond Institute of Health & Sport and High-Performance Training Centre, where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our award-winning high-performance gym, health science laboratories and sports science research laboratories.

Take advantage of international placement opportunities

Bond University is a member of the Australian Sport Commission’s Elite Athlete Friendly University Agreement (EAFUA). Through this agreement, Bond is dedicated to supporting elite athletes in the balanced pursuit of their academic and sporting goals by introducing more flexible academic regulations and requirements for elite student-athletes.

Key features

  • Outstanding industry engagement opportunities
  • Learning in world-class facilities at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport and High Performance Training Centre
  • Minimum of 140 hours internship experience in a variety of sport, exercise, fitness & healthcare environments, including a Capstone subject (final semester) where students bring their skills and knowledge into a workplace-based research project
  • Taught by internationally recognised and award-winning academics
  • Embedded Industry Accreditation (Level 1 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Accreditation, Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer, CPR & First Aid)
  • Enhancing employability by focusing on core subjects within the program: Critical Thinking and Communication, Leadership and Team Dynamics, and Ethical Thought and Action
  • Opportunity to complete an international placement abroad in the Solomon Islands or Ireland
  • Small class sizes means more hands-on learning, closer relationships with other students, better skill development and mentoring relationships formed with academics
  • The program is consistently ranked number one nationally for overall student satisfaction

About the program

The Bond University Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips you with comprehensive knowledge and applied skills in health, fitness and sport performance.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the basic and applied sciences as they apply to personal and community healthand fitness, and sport performance at all levels. Show more

The Bond University Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips you with comprehensive knowledge and applied skills in health, fitness and sport performance.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the basic and applied sciences as they apply to personal and community healthand fitness, and sport performance at all levels. Areas of study include human anatomy and physiology, exercise and sport physiology, exercise biochemistry and molecular biology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, exercise and sport psychology.
The program focuses on real-world learning delivered through significant practical experience and authentic assessment to maximise employment outcomes for graduates. Delivery of the program is primarily at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport where you will gain high-quality and practical learning experiences in our internationally-recognised High-Performance Training Centre, as well as our exercise and sports science teaching and research laboratories. These facilities provide sports science testing, training and recovery services to a variety of elite and sub-elite athletes including state, national and international athletes and teams, providing an exceptional and authentic learning experience for students.  Throughout the degree, you will engage with and deliver a wide range of athlete testing, performance analysis, exercise prescription and delivery for healthy individuals and non-athletes, as well as strength and conditioning opportunities for athletes. You will also learn, engage and collaborate with other allied health professional students including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition and dietetics, which models the current best practice for allied health care.
The program prepares graduates for exciting career opportunities in exercise science, sports science and strength and conditioning as well as providing an accelerated undergraduate pathway to graduate-entry studies including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetic practice, and high-performance sports science. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2020
  • January 2021
  • January 2022
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-60025
CRICOS code080641D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science will provide you with an accelerated undergraduate pathway to postgraduate studies in sports science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, as well as broader sporting and allied health programs.

Successful completion of this degree qualifies graduates for the following Bond University programs*:

You can also undertake higher degree qualifications through a fee-free Masters by Research and PhD in areas such as exercise and sport physiology, exercise biochemistry and molecular biology, exercise and sport psychology, motor control and learning and strength and conditioning. These postgraduate research projects will be co-supervised by industry partners from state, national and professional sport and exercise organisations. 

* As entry into these programs is highly competitive, an offer may be dependent on a candidate’s final GPA and interview outcomes.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will equip you with a strong understanding of exercise and sport science, and graduates of this degree may seek employment in a range of careers in Australia and around the world that may include:

  • Accredited exercise scientist (refer to table below)
  • Accredited strength and conditioning coach
  • Athletic/sport program coordinator
  • Corporate and community health and fitness consultant

An Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) can work in a number of industries and employment sectors at an individual, community or population level, including but not limited to private industry, government and non-government sectors.

EXAMPLES OF OCCUPATIONS

EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYMENT AREAS

Health Policy/Program planning

Government – local, state and federal, Non Government Organisations (NGOs)

Health Educator

Schools, Government – local, state and federal, Early learning environments

Healthy Ageing roles

Aged Care sector – community settings, residential aged care facilities

Health Promotion roles

Community health and hospitals

Non-clinical Case Management

Private and inter-professional health clinics, Insurance providers

Corporate Health Program roles

Corporate settings, Industrial and mining sectors, Workplace wellbeing programs (employment screening)

Specialised Occupations (Cardiac Technician, Sleep Technician)

Hospitals and health clinics

Sports Coach/Sports Trainer

Sporting teams/events

Fitness Instructor, Trainer, Fitness Centre Manager

Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, Private practice or business

 

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science program comprises 23 subjects, as follows:

Please note the below will be effective from January 2019. Current students, please refer to respective Program Structure and Sequence Plan.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

 Subject names and structure may change

Learning & teaching methodology

The Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science program is delivered by means of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, presentations, assignments, science laboratories, computer laboratories and industry projects. Assessment may include objective structured practical examinations, theory papers, assignments and oral presentations. The curriculum is intended to build knowledge, information and practical skills in sequential stages from basic to complex.

The program places an emphasis on real-world experience from the first semester.  Students engage in activities such as case-based learning, practical sessions, practical work placements and problem-solving to develop their competencies.

Recommended study structure

Please visit Program Structure and Sequence Plans for the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $19,080 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $20,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In addition, this program requires successful completion of:

  • English, and
  • Mathematics at the level of Mathematics A or equivalent; and
  • One (1) of Physical Education or Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Science 21 or equivalent. 

The following table provides comparative information for those domestic students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2019.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any
adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP4/ATAR 9494
Median rank to receive an offerOP9/ATAR 8282
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP12/ATAR 7474

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2019.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

The program not only includes a high level of practical experience within the classroom but also features a minimum of 140 hours internship experience in a variety of sport, exercise and healthcare environments as required for accreditation as an Exercise Scientist. This provides you with valuable hands-on work experience before career commencement. Many graduates have been offered work based on these placement opportunities.

Previous Bond students have completed placements at organisations such as:

You may also have the opportunity to pursue tailored interstate placements.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will provide you with an accelerated undergraduate pathway to postgraduate studies in sports science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, as well as broader sporting and allied health programs.

Successful completion of this degree guarantees graduates an interview for the following Bond University programs*:

You can also undertake higher degree qualifications by research in areas such as Strength & Conditioning through research-based honours studies, leading to a PhD. These postgraduate research projects will be co-supervised by industry partners from state, national and professional sport and exercise organisations. 

* As entry into these programs is highly competitive, an offer may be dependent on a candidate’s final GPA and interview outcomes.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance

A program which may be of interest is our new Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Performance program available from 2020. While not currently accredited with ESSA, this program has a September intake and is still a pathway to our Doctor of Physiotherapy, Master of Occupational Therapy and Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice. Find out more about the program here.

This program and its subjects have been developed to align with ESSA’s Exercise Science Standards. This program currently has Qualifying Accreditation with ESSA and is currently seeking full accreditation. Graduates of the program will be fully accredited as an Accredited Exercise Scientist. 

Bond University boasts world class teaching facilities that create an invigorating learning environment.  View some of the exercise and sports science facilities below...

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Bond University is a member of the Australian Sport Commission’s Elite Athlete Friendly University Agreement (EAFUA). Through this agreement, Bond is dedicated to supporting elite athletes in the balanced pursuit of their academic and sporting goals by introducing more flexible academic regulations and requirements for elite student athletes.

 

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