Edith Cowan University ECU

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Are you interested in health, fitness and general well being? If you like the idea of helping other people improve their lifestyle or sports performance through exercise, you should explore a career in Exercise Science. This degree will prepare you for a variety of professional roles you could work with elite sportspeople, promote health in the community, work in corporate health or a wide range of other exciting environments The course will give you the skills to design, implement and evaluate programs targeted at improving general health and well-being, helping to prevent or reduce the impact of chronic disease and enhancing athletic performance. You can also specialize in a related field, with majors in Football Performance, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Occupational Safety and Health and Sport Business helping broaden your career prospects. You can also use this course as a pathway to further study in areas such as clinical exercise physiology, education, dietetics and strength and conditioning coaching. You can study units for this degree on-campus with weekly lectures and laboratories or through a blended format that involves weekly online content, such as lectures, laboratories, tutorials and/or seminars, accompanied by timetabled, intensive on-campus laboratory sessions twice per semester.


Total Credit Points 360


  • MHS1101 Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • SPS1530 Lifespan Growth and Development
  • NUT1121 Human Nutrition
  • SPS1502 Biomechanics
  • SPS1111 Foundations of Fitness and Training
  • SPS1217 Functional Anatomy
  • MHS1102 Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • MAT2107 Statistical Research Methods
  • SPS2203 Principles and Practices of Resistance Training
  • SPS2505 Exercise Physiology
  • Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 2 x units from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective
  • SPS2524 Exercise Delivery
  • SPS2516 Motor Learning and Control
  • SPS2622 Psychology of Exercise and Health Behaviour
  • Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective
  • SPS3105 Advanced Resistance Training
  • SPS3112 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum
  • Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 2 x units from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective
  • SPS3111 Physical Activity and Health
  • Unit from Major/Minor/Elective3 x units from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective
  • SPS3333 Motor Behaviour
  • SPS3502 Advanced Biomechanics
  • SPS3505 Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • SPS1750 Coaching Science 1
  • SPS1755 Coaching Science 2
  • SPS2209 Assessment of the Football Player
  • SPS2750 Coaching Science 3
  • SPS3755 Coaching Science 5
  • SPS1210 Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport
  • SPS2615 Sports Injury Prevention and Management
  • SPS3105 Advanced Resistance Training
  • SPS3604 Human Movement - Participation and Inclusion
  • SPS3114 Conditioning for Team Sport Athletes
  • SPS3530 Principles and Practices of Coaching
  • SPS2301 Exercise Rehabilitation
  • HST1120 Introduction to Health Promotion
  • SCP1134 Foundations of Physics
  • SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology
  • SCH1105 Introduction to Pharmacology
  • SPS3120 Psycho-social Aspects in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease
  • SPS3121 Professional Skills in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • NUT3215 Exercise Nutrition
  • SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • NUT2211 Metabolic Biochemistry
  • NUT2220 Nutritional Assessment
  • SCH2232 Medical Biochemistry
  • SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences
  • SCC1111 General Chemistry

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Cert IV
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup International: $120,150
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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