Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Bond University

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in health, fitness and sport performance. During this program, they will gain an understanding of basic and applied sciences in relation to health and human movement including healthy ageing, chronic disease prevention, athlete preparation, health promotion and nutrition. Areas of study include anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, as well as sports nutrition and exercise prescription and planning for both athletic and non-athletic populations. The program focuses on real-world learning with a significant proportion of the degree offering practical experience. Delivery of the program is primarily at the world-class Bond Institute of Health & Sport, where they will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our award winning high performance gym, health science laboratories, 25m pool (including 3 recovery pools) and sports science research laboratories. Students will have access to equipment to deliver a wide range of athlete testing and performance analysis opportunities. These facilities provide sports science testing and training services to a variety of elite and sub-elite athletes, providing an exceptional learning experience. At the Institute students will also learn, engage and collaborate with other health professional students including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition and dietetics which mirror the team approach to allied health care today. The program provides exciting career opportunities as well as an accelerated undergraduate pathway to graduate-entry studies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetic practice, or high performance sports science.

Course Fee:

Australian: $101,928
International: $107,472

Entry Requirements:

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent with successful completion of English, and Mathematics at the level of Mathematics A or equivalent; and one (1) of Physical Education; or Biology; or Chemistry; or Physics; or Science 21; or equivalent. Students without the equivalent will be required to successfully complete a bridging subject in one of those disciplines. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement. For information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please visit the University website


24 subjects

Subjects you can Study:

Exercise and sports science

Study Pathways:

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways such as preparation and diploma programs through Bond University College including a Diploma of Health Sciences. Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies.

Further information:

Bond University provides staff throughout Australia to assist students in completing their application. Students required to undertake bridging subjects would usually do so in their first semester, however, completion of this program will take longer than six semesters. Alternately, students may elect to complete an equivalent subject at any recognised Australian tertiary institution prior to entry. Applicants who do not receive an offer may apply for entry into the Bachelor of Health Sciences and transfer after the satisfactory completion of 1-2 semesters


Bond University application for the course is currently under consideration by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), under the National University Course Accreditation Program.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00017B

Related Careers:

Exercise Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info No Full time 2 years
Gold Coast No info No Part time 4 years

Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, between the picturesque mountains of the hinterland and some of Australia’s best beaches, the campus is set on a 50-hectare site just an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It features a range of recreational facilities, a lake and iconic buildings, which include on-campus student residences. The university’s practical learning facilities are equally impressive and have been designed to prepare students for the workplace. Students have access to teaching areas such as film and television studios, a psychology clinic, a legal skills centre modelled on the High Court of Australia, industry-standard financial trading facilities, various science laboratories, and clinical skills rooms with hospital-standard equipment for students of health science and medicine disciplines. 

Bond’s undergraduate courses are offered through the Bond Business School, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Society and Design. Each faculty offers single and combined degrees covering a broad range of disciplines and specialties, including interesting pairings such as law with actuarial science, biomedical science or commerce. The university’s undergraduate courses include a compulsory core curriculum, comprising four areas: Critical Thinking and Communication, Leadership and Team Dynamics, Ethical Thought and Action, and Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement. 

Bond University recently launched The Transformer — an Australian-first program aimed at teaching big picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making. This co-curricular program is designed to encourage exploration, enable innovation and enhance entrepreneurial skills.

Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 
Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 

A range of programs and events provides prospective students with insight into university life. Student for a Semester gives high-achieving Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to enrol into a Bond subject, attend lectures and tutorials, and even submit assessments. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted credit towards a Bond undergraduate degree. For students seeking an accessible pathway to study, the Bond University Preparation Program is a two-semester course providing guaranteed entry into a range of undergraduate programs. 

As a private university, Bond charges full fees for its courses. It is also a not-for-profit organisation, which means that 100 per cent of the tuition fees are reinvested into the university. Domestic students may defer their tuition fees through the federal government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Bond emphasises globally focused and industry-specific course content and makes internships available across a number of disciplines, both in Australia and overseas. The university has developed industry relationships through graduate placements, research partnerships and its scholarships, and also encourages global mobility among students. Bond currently has more than 80 university partnerships in 25 countries, allowing students to diversify their academic and cultural experience.

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Office of Future Students
Bond University
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Phone: 1800 074 074 (National)
+61 7 5595 1024 (International)
Facsimile: +61 7 5595 1015

CRICOS: 00017B

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