Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science
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.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
Academic entry requirement
International equivalencies* for this course at Campus Name**
Please select your type of qualification in the dropdown above.
* The equivalencies provided above are only provided as a guide and based on the course’s current standard minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), the primary measure for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.
** Equivalencies may vary by location. To view equivalencies for this course at another location, please select the location in the drop down at the top of this page.
Note: there may also be other entry requirements for this course. If you are unsure, make an enquiry.
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
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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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