Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Personal Trainer | Fitness Trainer | Strength and Conditioning Coach | Fitness Researcher | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

You've got an inquisitive mind, a knack for solving problems, and an interest in sports. Turn it into a rewarding professional career with this Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) course from Western Sydney University.

Designed for students who are interested in sport science seeking to start careers in the field, this course provides a strong basis in the key skills, knowledge and experience you'll need to succeed. You'll focus on the science that underpins physical activity and exercise, and how it can be used to design, implement and evaluate exercise programs, to help people unlock good health. You'll have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics, including biometrics, exercise physiology, exercise prescription, motor control and sports psychology, and graduate from this course with a strong understanding of how to work with people across a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and conditions. 

Through this course, you'll have access to Western Sydney University's state-of-the-art facilities, including a world-class gym and dance studio, dedicated exercise and sports science labs, and sports venues. You'll be supported to undertake 140 hours of practical work placement, preparing you to graduate with the sought-after practical skills employers are looking for. On completion of this course, you'll be ready to start work. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In


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  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this health course, the subjects you may study include:

    • Fundamentals of exercise science
    • Human anatomy and physiology 1
    • Culture, diversity and health
    • Professional health competencies
    • Functional anatomy
    • Human anatomy and physiology 2
    • Foundations of research and evidence-based practice
    • Psychology and health
    • Biomechanics
    • Exercise physiology
    • Exercise bioenergetics
    • Exercise testing and measurement
    • Exercise prescription 1
    • Sport and exercise psychology
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Exercise nutrition
    • Exercise prescription 2
    • Exercise physiology across the lifespan
    • Motor control and skill acquisition
    • Research methods (qualitative and qualitative)
    • Applied biomechanics
    • Applied physiology
    • Work experience in sport and exercise science
    • Exercise for health and disease prevention
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) from Western Sydney University.

This degree will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work across a range of roles in the health and fitness sector. After completing this degree, you may choose to work in a range of career options in health and fitness centres, working in government agencies associated with sport, in teaching and research, or in professional sporting groups, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals. You may choose to seek employment as a sport development officer, sports coach, sports administrator, or sport scientist.

This course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Wondering where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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