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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

  • Bachelor

Prepare for a career as an accredited sports scientist or exercise scientist. Complete 280 hours of professional placement.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
XN50, 093231D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$7,800 per year / $23,400 total
International Fees
$34,900 per year / $104,700 total

About this course

Professionals in the exercise science industry are trained to apply their knowledge about exercise and its effect on the body to a variety of careers. They may work with sporting agencies and athletes to improve strength and fitness or provide performance analysis. They may also work in roles that promote improved health and wellness within the community, deliver health testing and education programs in corporate environments, or provide sport and recreation services in the tourism and hospitality sector. A research career can lead to developments in sport and exercise science that result in healthier communities and fitter and stronger athletes.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

Plus one of Chemistry, Physics or Biology. We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended study: Health Education or Physical Education.

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

To ensure students meet accreditation requirements after successful completion of this degree, advanced standing will not be granted:

  • for studies completed at Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5 or lower. AQF levels can be confirmed at https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels
  • for un-credentialed learning or work experience cannot be used for the purposes of receiving credit for units of study or meeting practicum requirements within the course.

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You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 5 Selection rank 93 OP 4 Selection rank 94 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 11 Selection rank 77 OP 11 Selection rank 77 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 17 Selection rank 65 OP 13 Selection rank 72

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

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