Explore your possibilities in Exercise and Sports Performance
The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
Turn your passion for sport, exercise, health and fitness into a rewarding career with Bond’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance.
This is an intensely practical and hands-on study experience; delivered at the world renowned Bond Institute of Health and Sport where you’ll be working with elite athletes and professional sporting teams who use the Institute’s High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) for sport science testing, training and recovery. You’ll also gain extensive industry experience via placements and internships with sporting, fitness and education organisations.
Focussing on real world learning, this program looks at the basic and applied sciences relating to health, fitness and sports performance at all levels. You can tailor your studies to suit your own interests by choosing electives in subdisciplines such as biomechanics, exercise testing or physiology and biochemistry; or in complementary areas such as entrepreneurship and innovation, sport management or tourism and events management.
Thanks to Bond’s trimester system, you can complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance in just two years and continue on to postgraduate studies in health sciences programs, making this the fastest pathway to careers in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition and dietetics.
Campus and Bond University experience
Bond University has been ranked #1 in Australia for Student Experience by the Good Universities Guide for well over a decade.
For our Exercise and Sports Performance students, this means learning in small, discussion-based classes with sports academics and researchers – many of whom are elite athletes in their own right.
The Bond Institute of Health & Sport will be your base - adjacent to the Cbus Super Stadium at Robina (home of the Gold Coast Titans and host venue of the 2019 Commonwealth Games Rugby 7s). Here you’ll have full access to the most advanced testing, training and recovery technologies in a suite of health science and sports research laboratories. The Institute also includes a high performance gymnasium, pool and temperature contrast pools, an altitude training room and a multimedia study centre.
In addition to the Bond Institute of Health & Sport - on the main Bond campus - the team at the Career Development Centre will help strengthen your interpersonal and employability skills, as well as helping you prepare for the job application and interview process. You’ll also be able to work on real-life projects of your own choosing under the guidance of academics and industry mentors in the Transformer program.
Bond is renowned for its amazing student facilities and social activities, with a huge range of active student clubs, sporting teams, swimming pools, the aquatic centre, student gym, fitness and yoga classes, restaurants, cafes and everyone’s favourite watering hole, Don’s Tavern, all right here on campus.
2021 Year 12 entry
To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program.
- Complete your Bachelor degree in just two years, thanks to Bond’s trimester system followed by a further two years for a postgraduate qualification in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Nutrition and Dietetics
- Learn by experience at Bond University’s High Performance Training Centre – the only centre in Australia to be awarded a 2020-2023 Strength of America accreditation by the US National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Get practical experience and meet valuable industry contacts through work placements, group research projects, internships and event volunteer opportunities
- Become proficient with the latest technologies in sports performance, including GPS, video analysis and athlete management software
- Gain industry certifications in strength and conditioning, sports first aid and CPR, massage and sports strapping
- Live and study overseas with international exchange opportunities in Ireland and the Solomon Islands
- Learn in small, discussion-based classes under the mentorship of world renowned exercise and sport science academics and researchers
About the program
The Bond University Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance 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 health and fitness, and sport performance at all levels. Show more
The Bond University Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance 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 health and fitness, and sport performance at all levels. Focusing on real-world learning, this program is delivered by award-winning teaching staff through significant practical experience and authentic assessment to maximise employment outcomes for graduates. This program allows you the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests and career aspirations by choosing from a range of subdisciplines, including biomechanics; exercise testing, prescription and delivery; or physiology and biochemistry of exercise, as well as electives in entrepreneurship and innovation, sport management, and tourism and events management. This program is primarily delivered at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport where you will gain high-quality and practical learning experiences through our National Strength and Conditioning Association-accredited High-Performance Training Centre. These facilities provide sports science testing, training and recovery services to state, national and international athletes and teams. You will also gain industry accreditations in Strength and Conditioning as well as Sport First Aid. The program prepares graduates for exciting career opportunities in exercise and sports performance including 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
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Health Sciences, Sport|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance comprises 24 subjects including (6) general electives, 3 CORE subjects plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement as follows:
- Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE11-001)
- Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science (SPEX11-102)
- Principles of Human Structure and Function (BMED11-109)
- Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology (SPEX11-104)
- Collaboration Teams and Leadership (CORE11-002)
- Chemistry for Living Systems (BMED11-114)
- Human Organ Systems 1 (BMED11-110)
- Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse (CORE11-003)
- Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX11-103)
- Functional Anatomy (SPEX11-113)
- Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (SPEX11-304)
- Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX12-312)
- Exercise and sport for Lifelong Health (SPEX13-337)
- Exercise and Testing, Prescription and Delivery (SPEX13-335)
- Health Research Methods (HPER12-101)
- Advanced Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX13-336)
- Advanced Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery (SPEX13-338)
- Exercise and Sports Performance Practice and Practicum - Capstone Project (SPEX13-300)
Students may choose to undertake an additional major (60CP) from those listed to replace their six (6) general electives; OR students may choose to undertake an optional minor (40 CP) from those listed which will replace four (4) of their general electives plus two general electives; OR students may choose from the four (4) Exercise and Sports Performance discipline subject option as part of their elective choice plus two general electives; OR choice six (6) general electives from any subject on offer across the University.
Students may choose to undertake an additional major (60CP) from those listed. This will replace their six (6) general electives:
- Advertising (Major)
- Australian Studies (Major)
- Big Data (Major)
- Communication (Major)
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Major)
- Global Studies (Sustainability) (Major)
- International Business (Major)
- International Relations (Major)
- Management (Major)
- Marketing Communications (Major)
- Marketing (Major)
- Media Studies (Major)
- Public Relations (Major)
- Sport Industry (Major)
- Tourism Management (Major)
For further information relating to the subjects within the Majors listed, please click here: https://bond.edu.au/major-minor-and-specialisation-study-areas
Students may choose to undertake an optional minor (40CP) from those listed. This will replace four (4) of their electives plus two general electives:
- Advertising (Minor)
- Communication and Society (Minor)
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Minor)
- International Business (Minor)
- Management (Minor)
- Marketing Communications (Minor)
- Marketing (Minor)
- Public Relations (Minor)
- Social Media (Minor)
- Tourism Management (Minor)
For further information relating to the subjects within the Minors listed, please click here: https://bond.edu.au/major-minor-and-specialisation-study-areas
Students may choose from the four (4) Exercise and Sports Performance discipline subject option as part of their elective choice plus two general electives OR choose one or more as general electives:
- Behaviour change to Enhance Health (SPEX13-334)
- Exercise and Sport for Lifelong Health (SPEX13-337)
- Advanced Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (SPEX13-339)
- Sports and Exercise Nutrition (NUTR12-101)
Students may choose to undertake six (6) University General Electives: subjects that may be chosen from any subject on offer across the University provided faculty requirements have been met.
*Subject names and structure may change.
N.B: Students who have undertaken prior tertiary/post-secondary studies can apply for credit transfers and advanced standing towards this program.
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 the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $93,360
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 most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
|Min ATAR||Min OP||Min IB|
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 2020.
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.
Adjustment factors for undergraduate admission
If you are a current Australian year 12 applicant or successfully completed your Australian Year 12 studies no more than two years ago and have not commenced any university studies, you may be eligible for adjustments to help you get into your intended program at Bond University. Upward adjustments to ATAR scores can be based on sporting excellence at school, club or representative levels; community engagement and school or community leadership; subjects’ studies at school, indigenous background, and living remotely. For more information go to https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply/undergraduate-admissions-criteria.
2021 Year 12 Entry
To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.
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
How to apply
After completing the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance program, there is the opportunity to work in a number of industries and employment in the corporate, government and non-government sectors.
As a graduate of Bond’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance, you will find opportunities in a wide range of careers, here in Australia and internationally, in areas such as:
- Community health
- Community fitness
- Corporate health
- Aged care
- Athletic / sport programming
- Health education
- Strength and conditioning in community, school, college or university settings
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance offers an accelerated pathway to postgraduate studies in sports science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, as well as broader sporting and allied health disciplines. Specifically, successful completion of this degree means that students meet the pre-requisites and requirements for an interview into the following Bond University programs*:
You might also look at taking higher degree qualifications through Research-based Honours studies. Fees will be waivered for domestic students commencing a Masters by Research or PhD in areas such as:
- Exercise and Sport Physiology
- Exercise Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Exercise and Sport Psychology
- Motor Control and Learning
- Strength and Conditioning
* Please note that entry into these program is highly competitive. Offers of a place will be dependent on a candidate’s final GPA and interview outcomes.
According to the annual Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Australian Government Department of Education, employer satisfaction with Bond graduates has been rated highest in Australia for three years in a row.
We believe this is due to Bond’s uniquely personalized approach to teaching, combined with the program’s focus on real-world learning, small group work, research programs and active learning. This degree also offers extensive opportunities for practical experience with sport and fitness organisations and schools where you will start building your future network of industry contacts.
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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