Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

The Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science prepares students 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'll 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 their 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.


This course requires the completion of 360 credit points over three years full-time or equivalent part-time study. In first year students will study foundational subjects in health, bioscience and professional practice. In second year students will study human anatomy and subjects related to the movement of the body. In third year students will progress to studying more sports focused subjects, in addition to other anatomy and musculoskeletal subjects.


  • Health Sciences
  • Exercise Sciences.

Standard entry requirements

  • 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 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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $103,800
  • ATAR: 61
No No information available

Further 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.

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