Course details

CRICOS course code: 096485B

Level of study: Undergraduate


Join Australia's leading sport university and gain the very best knowledge for a professional career in the sport and exercise industry.

If you're passionate about health and fitness, get moving towards an exciting career in the rapidly growing sports industry through VU's Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science).

VU's research in human movement and sports science was rated 'well above world standard' by the latest Excellence in Research for Australia assessment.

This specialised program leads to a variety of career options in clinical exercise science, rehabilitation, sport science or human movement.

You'll graduate with excellent foundational knowledge for a professional career in the sport and exercise industry, with key skills in these areas:

  • physiology
  • kinesiology
  • biomechanics
  • exercise psychology.

You can choose your major to match your interests and career goals, from:

  • Sport Performance - analysing and improving performance, health, and participation in sport and exercise.
  • Human Movement - holistic understanding of human movement, particularly in sport and physical activity.
  • Sport Coaching - coaching knowledge and skills in community-based coaching, talent identification and athlete–coach development.

Careers in sports science

Our graduates gain employment at elite sport organisations, leisure centres and community service organisations – with some even starting their own business.

The course can lead to a career in:

  • exercise physiology
  • personal fitness training
  • exercise and sport science within a professional sporting group
  • sport nutrition
  • sports data analysis
  • athlete talent identification and development
  • performance coaching
  • special populations training - elderly, people with a disability, youth
  • community fitness and health services.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Sport Science, students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

96 credit points First Year Core units

48 credit points Professional Core units

96 credit points Major studies selected from the approved list.

48 credit points Minor studies selected from the approved list.

SMIAAE Applied Anatomy for Exercise minor is only available to students who undertake SMASPP Sport Performance major.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Integrate the biological and social scientific knowledge and professional skills that underpin professional practice in the field of sport science;

2. Critically analyse and synthesise knowledge gathered from sport science research;

3. Exercise judgement and apply knowledge to solve routine sport science problems using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives;

4. Operate as an independent and collaborative professional who can communicate knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently;

5. Adapt legal and ethical frameworks in order to work effectively in socially and culturally diverse communities and contexts; and,

6. Continue to develop a broad and coherent body of professional practice so as to undertake postgraduate studies and research in sport science and related fields.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
27,400 Per Year
Read more13,700 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
3 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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