La Trobe University

Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science

Overview

2018 B ATAR
- Minimum selection rank
- Median ATAR offered
- Lowest ATAR offered before adjustments
Start dates
Semester 1 (March)
Duration
3 years full time (or part time equivalent)
Prerequisite
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.
VTAC code

*NA: Not applicable, NC: New course, NP: Not published, <5: less than five offers made. Learn more about our processes. Courses may not have a profile if they are new, graduate entry or if fewer than 5 offers have been made.

Get ready for a career in sports and exercise.

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science is for people who want a practical career in exercise, fitness and sport. Our course prepares you for a career in amateur and professional sports teams, sports organisations, fitness centres, health promotion, and exercise for health and wellbeing.

You’ll study physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, neuroscience, skill acquisition, performance analysis, exercise prescription, injury prevention, high performance training, sports nutrition and psychology. During the course, you’ll build on this foundation as you apply your theory and practice to a variety of professional work placements.

This course also offers a pathway to La Trobe’s other Masters’ courses, including the Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Master of Sports Analytics and other allied health courses.

Reasons to study Sports and Exercise Science at La Trobe:

  • Our research in human movement, sport and exercise science is rated well above world standard *
  • Our multi-million dollar La Trobe Sports Park opens soon, giving you access to cutting-edge education and training facilities
  • Access to the latest exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning equipment
  • Gain practical and professional experience with 140 hours of industry placements
  • Benefit from our strong industry links and sports partnerships with organisations including the AFL Players’ Association, Melbourne City and Carlton Football Clubs.

*ERA research report 2015

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Essential requirements

Essential requirements are compulsory requirements that apply to all applicants. These requirements need to be read in conjunction with applicant specific admission criteria.

Admission requirements

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Advanced Standing - Credit for prior study

Advanced Standing is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your previous tertiary study and the number of subjects completed. The University will designate courses where there is only admission into Year 1 of the course. In these cases, there is limited advanced standing.

To check if this course is available for advanced standing, please visit the Advanced Standing webpage.

Defer

Find out if you can defer

Career outcomes

As a graduate, you’ll be ideally placed to pursue employment as an exercise scientist, sport scientist, sport development officer, health promotion officer, community recreation officer, corporate health and wellness officer, gym manager, personal trainer, injury prevention and rehabilitation coach, strength and conditioning coach and more.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

How to apply for an undergraduate degree To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe: - ask us a question - chat online - visit our FAQ page - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

Additional information

Students will be required to attend supervised professional placements at locations external to the University's Melbourne campus. Students will undertake 140 hours of professional fieldwork placements in the second and third years of their degree in line with ESSA accreditation standards. Students will be supervised by accredited sports and exercise scientists. Students will complete both written assignments and professional reflective journals as part of their assessment of their professional fieldwork placements.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

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