Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
This course has been discontinued - this course is closed for new enrolments, the information on this page is provided for continuing students.
Turn your passion for sport into a career with the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Develop the skills that will enable you to improve the health, fitness and performance of individuals and teams through training, coaching and advice.
You’ll learn how to navigate the increasingly digitised exercise and sport industry through access to cutting-edge laboratories and technology, including wearable sensors, virtual reality and 3D analysis equipment. You’ll also gain real-world experience through industry-based entrepreneurial and research projects.
Graduate ready to apply for roles such as a sport or exercise scientist, coach, or strength and conditioning specialist in elite or community sport, government agencies, clinical settings or corporate wellbeing. This course is a pathway into postgraduate studies in clinical exercise physiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, and various research degrees.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
- Semester 1 - 26 February 2018
- 3400211271 (CSP)
- 3400211273 (IFP)
A$28890 (annual for 2018)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
- Course structure and career opportunities.
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
View course rules and special requirements
|Units||Unit codes||Credit points|
|Anatomy and Physiology||BIO10004||12.5|
|Musculoskeletal Anatomy Across the Lifespan||BIO10008||12.5|
|Introduction to Nutrition||NTR10001||12.5|
|Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science||SPH10010||12.5|
|Introduction to Research||SPH10011||12.5|
|Motor Control and Learning||SPH10012||12.5|
|Physical Activity, Health and Technology||SPH10013||12.5|
|Introduction to Sport Psychology||SPO10002||12.5|
|Exercise Physiology 1||SPH20012||12.5|
|Exercise Physiology 2||SPH20013||12.5|
|Principles of Strength and Training||SPH20014||12.5|
|Exercise for Complex Conditions 1 *||SPH30010||12.5|
|Exercise for Complex Conditions 2 *||SPH30011||12.5|
|Performance Analysis *||SPH30012||12.5|
|Research Project *||SPH30013||12.5|
|Industry Project *||SPH30014||12.5|
|Industry Professional Practice *||SPH30015||12.5|
*Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes
4 units (50 credit points)
Choose from a combination of the following course components to complete 50 credit points of other study. Students may also select elective units (12.5 credit points each).
Work Integrated Learning
Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides additional opportunities for you to gain valuable skills and real industry experience in the form of placements, internships or study tours - all while earning credit towards your degree.
Choose a Work Integrated Learning option:
You'll get paid to work in an area related to your field of study for 12 months, where you'll combine hands-on learning with academic submissions, workplace reflection and feedback from your host organisation. Most students undertake their placements in the third year of their degree, so you’ll want to map out your electives as soon as you can and register for a placement at least 6 months before your preferred start date.
The Professional Placement co-major has four 25 credit point units.
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You'll get paid to work in an area related to your field of study for 6 months, where you'll combine hands-on learning with academic submissions, workplace reflection and feedback from your host organisation. Most students undertake their placements in the third year of their degree, so you’ll want to map out your electives as soon as you can and register for a placement at least 6 months before your preferred start date.
The Professional Placement minor has two 25 credit point units.
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A Professional Internship is all about gaining valuable real-world skills in your area of study all while earning credit points towards your degree. Plus, it looks great on your CV as it shows you’ve had real industry experience before you’ve even graduated!
You might choose to complete your internship part-time over a semester or in a more intensive block during Summer or Winter terms.
Travel overseas, discover other cultures, enrich your professional experience and enhance your CV all while gaining credit towards your course.
- Full-time study: 100 credit points/eight standard units of study per year
- Part-time study: 50 credit points/four standard units of study per year
- One credit point is equivalent to one hour of study per week per semester (including contact hours and private study)
- See the course planner for an example degree structure
Course learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- retrieve, critically evaluate and communicate information about local and global health, exercise and sport science from a variety of sources using a range of technologies
- promote and optimise the health, fitness and sporting performance of individuals and/or populations
- demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours
- reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development
- apply content knowledge, concepts, practices, theories, evidence and skills associated with the subdisciplines of exercise and sport science to a range of exercise, sport and health-related activities and settings, working independently and in teams
- apply innovation and technology to extend the boundaries of knowledge and research in Exercise and Sport Science.
In an industry that is continually expanding, Sport and Exercise Science graduates have a wide range of career opportunities to choose from.
Graduates can pursue roles in areas such as corporate wellness, public health, diagnostic investigation, government, private practice, gyms or high-performance sport teams. Roles may include sports scientist, performance analyst, coaching/development officer, strength and conditioning specialist, cardiac technician, occupational health and safety officer, or fitness and wellness coordinator.
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.
How to enter this course
- Entry requirements, English language requirements and prerequisites.