Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science - BESS - 2018

Course overview

Would you like to train high-performance athletes? Help get your community fit and healthy? Or perhaps you want to minimise and rehabilitate injury in both healthy and physically challenged people?

This course will give you the qualifications to work as an allied health professional to help improve overall health and fitness in your community.

Exercise and sport science investigates how exercise can be used to improve health and fitness, enhance physical performance, and prevent and rehabilitate injury in both healthy and physically challenged people. It is used widely in professional sports, with the aged and the injured.

You will study many interesting and challenging topics in exercise and sport science that have extensive applications in sport and exercise, from high-performance athletes to general community fitness.

As one of our graduates, you may be eligible to apply for professional membership with the following associations:

  • Sport Medicine Australia
  • Australian Council for Physical Education and Recreation
  • European College of Sports Science.

Why study with us

  • Internal students can take advantage of small class sizes.
  • Online students can enjoy the flexibility of studying in their time.
  • Online students only spend two weeks on campus for the third-year unit intensives.
  • There is also a physiotherapy preparation stream in the electives as a possible pathway to a Master of Physiotherapy at Flinders University.
  • Your course includes an exercise and sport science work placement, so you learn to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world situations. 
  • Full-time and part-time study options available.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you will find career opportunities as an allied health professional in the Australian health, fitness and sport industry.


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Please note: Course brochure information is correct at the time of publishing.
Please check with the School for the most current version. Contact details are available on the course brochure.

Professional recognition

Students are currently eligible for the following professional associations based on membership criteria and can apply as individual members; Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and European College of Sports Science (ECSS).
Graduates seeking Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) registration should refer to the different requirements of the ESSA membership categories.

More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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