Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Southern Cross University

This program gives students the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to practise as professionals in the fields of exercise and sports science. The degree equips graduates for diverse employment opportunities across a range of sport and health-related areas. The course enables students to focus their study through the choice of specialised majors to meet their career aspirations and areas of interest. Field experience is a key feature of the course and provides the opportunity for students to apply theory and knowledge in practical industry settings. This enables students to develop a professional approach to their training and career education.

Course Fee:

International: $79,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Recommended: any 2 units of English; or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above); or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)


16 core units and one 8-unit major. Students complete a three-week internship placement of their choice during third year, and have the option of an additional internship. Placements usually occur during the session breaks. Field experience provides opportunities to apply theory and knowledge in practical settings

Subjects you can Study:

Education; Exercise science; Nutrition studies

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available to selected graduates.

Further information:

Graduates are suited to employment as professionals who specialise in providing exercise-based services and work across a variety of settings. These include: sports coaching, strength training and conditioning, sport development, performance testing and talent identification, personal training and gym instruction, health promotion, and occupational rehabilitation. Graduates are also suited to positions such as sport administration, sport marketing, sport promotion and sport sponsorship. Some graduates also choose to pursue further study at postgraduate or graduate entry level to become an allied health professional in areas such as clinical exercise physiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition or or as PDHPE teacher.


The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science delivered from the Lismore campus is accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) at the Exercise Science level. The course is also recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) of America. Subject to successful accreditation, all graduates, regardless of the major completed, will be eligible for full membership as Exercise Scientists with ESSA. Graduates meet the requirements of the Level 1 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) coaching accreditation, making them eligible to register as Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast 66 Yes Full time 3 years
Lismore 66 Yes Full time 3 years
Lismore 66 Yes Part time 6 years
Coffs Harbour 66 No Full time 3 years
Coffs Harbour 66 No Part time 6 years
Gold Coast 66 Yes Part time 6 years
Bold and progressive, Southern Cross University is one of the world's Top 50 Generation Y Universities. It is also among the world's Top 150 Young Universities.Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built world-class facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales - unique regions renowned for their unparalleled natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Our growing world-class status is further demonstrated by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as 'at world standard or above' in 24 diverse research fields of global and national significance. Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers distinctly personalised undergraduate and postgraduate courses online and on campus in a supportive learning environment. Students are well supported by dedicated staff, many of whom are world leaders in their field. Degrees are designed in consultation with industry and delivered across a broad range of disciplines: Arts, Media and Music; Business and Tourism; Education; Engineering; Environmental, Forest and Marine Science; Health and Human Sciences; Indigenous Knowledge; Information Technology; Law; Social Science; and Social Welfare. The University also offers preparatory courses, Diplomas and Associate degrees through SCU College. Times Higher Education University Rankings. par

Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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