La Trobe University

Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science


Semester starts
Semester 1 (March)
3 years full time
Annual tuition fee (A$)
33 400

The Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science prepares you for employment in the exercise, sport and health industries. You'll learn to apply a range of skills to improve the health and performance of clients and athletes. With a focus on sports you will complete core units in physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, motor control and learning, skill acquisition, performance analysis, high performance training, sports nutrition and psychology. Professional placements with industry, including sports clubs, gymnasiums and other sports and exercise science organisations will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real life situations. The Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science also provides a pathway to a range of graduate entry allied health programs.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

Year 12 Applicants: VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education, Health and Human Development or Physics.

Non-Year 12 Applicants: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites. Selection may be based on ATAR, VTAC Personal History online, GPA, or STAT Multiple Choice.

English language requirement

UG & PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science course could seek employment with both health and sport-oriented organisations, including semi-professional and professional sporting teams, gymnasiums, and health care organisations.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

33 400


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

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

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. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 095558J