Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Become a high scorer in the science of sport

Our Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science explores the complexity of human movement and strategies to assist athletes in reaching their full potential. UC's Sporting Commons gives you unprecedented access to community and professional sporting organisations right here on campus. You will network and become part of the Canberra sports community in the company of Australia's leading elite sports teams and research centres.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

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Course code


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Career Outcomes

Study the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UC and you will:

  • be academically prepared for a career in sporting achievement
  • cover a range of sports science subjects from human anatomy and physiology to motor control and psychology
  • develop comprehensive skills in areas such as biomechanics and sport analytics
  • gain knowledge in the theory and practice of coaching.

Career Opportunities

  • Coach
  • Sport director
  • Sport and exercise scientist
  • Sport development officer

Work Integrated Learning

You will have the opportunity to apply for numerous sports internships with our professional sports partners in NRL, Super Rugby, W-League and WNBL.  We highly recommend completing an internship as an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong relationships within industry before graduating.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology 102
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry of Exercise
  • Foundations of Professional Planning


  • Biomechanics 1
  • Physiology of Exercise 1
  • Motor Control and Skill Acquisition
  • Exercise Programming and Prescription 1
  • Biomechanics 2
  • Health, Disease and Exercise
  • Physiology of Exercise 2
  • Exercise Programming and Prescription 2


  • Nutritional Science
  • Advanced Functional Anatomy
  • Research and Professional Practice Part A
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sport and Performance Psychology
  • Performance Analysis in Sport
  • Research and Professional Practice Part B

Course specific

You will have the option to apply for membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates can continue their studies into related masters programs in sport science, exercise physiology and physiotherapy.


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