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Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science

Develop a broad understanding of sport and exercise science, explore the complexity of human movement, and develop strategies to assist athletes in reaching their full potential by studying one of our many exciting degrees in Sport and Exercise Science at UC.

Explore a range of topics and their applications:

  • Consider exercise physiology and rehabilitation to help those who are injured or physically impaired get their lives back on track.
  • Study Sport and Exercise Science and Human Movement degrees to teach the role and benefits of exercise and physical activity to the sporting and broader community, and much more.
  • Explore sport management with a breadth major – follow a journey from grass roots community levels through to high performance sport management.
  • Discover sports analytics to analyse and interpret sporting data and communicate your findings to a range of audiences
  • Delve into studying strength and conditioning and work towards enhancing current and future athletes sporting potential.

To help your learning you will gain access to world-class sporting, fitness and research facilities. With a range of practical placements to capstone your education, you’ll graduate in-demand with real-world industry experience.

Professional recognition

Earn professional recognition from accreditation bodies like Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA).

Career opportunities

Study sport and exercise science to work in a variety of roles and settings.

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Sport development officer
  • Sports analyst
  • Performance analyst
  • Physical training specialist
  • Fitness instructor
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Sports director
  • Competition Manager


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Dr Julie CookeDiscipline Lead, Associate Professor
Assoc Prof Nick Ball Associate Professor
Asst Prof Celeste Coltman Assistant Professor
Miss Angela Douglas Lecturer
Dr Alexander EngelLecturer
Assoca Prof Naroa EtxebarriaAssociate Professor
Assoc Prof Richard Keegan Associate Professor, Head of School Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Ms Erin Kelly Associate Lecturer
Asst Prof Jocelyn Mara Assistant Professor
Asst Prof Kristy Martin Assistant Professor
Mr Billy Mason Lecturer
Assoc Prof Andrew McKune Associate Professor
Asst Prof Joe Northey Assistant Professor
Asst Prof Catherine Ordway Assistant Professor
Assoc Prof Disa PryorAssociate Professor
Assoc Prof Kate Pumpa Associate Professor
Assoc Prof Ben Rattray Associate Professor
Prof Stuart Semple Professor
Mr Stirling Sharpe Associate Lecturer
Assoc Prof Wayne SpratfordAssociate Professor
Dr Kellie Toohey Clinical Assistant Professor