Bond University

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Bond University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080641D

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

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 health and 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.

Professional outcome

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*:

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice
  • Master of Occupational Therapy

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
  • 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.

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Course opportunities

Start date: 18 January 2021
Duration: 6 semesters (2 years)
Study mode: Full time
Address

Bond University

14 University Drive (Off Cottesloe Drive)
Gold Coast Queensland 4226
Australia

Entry criteria

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

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.

IELTS score 6.5 (No sub score less than 6.0); TOEFL iBT - 79; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 58; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) - 176 (No sub score less than 169).

Address

Bond University
14 University Drive (Off Cottesloe Drive)
Gold Coast Queensland 4226
Australia