Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Gain the theoretical and practical expertise to meet the needs of your future clients. Learn how physical activity impacts human ability in occupational, sport, exercise and leisure settings. You'll help clients improve their overall fitness, reduce the risk of injury, or enhance their athletic performance. With practical experience in training and testing facilities such as the JCU Performance Science Hub and the Movement Analysis Laboratory, you'll graduate career-ready and eligible for accreditation.

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5 Stars

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  • Townsville: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


3 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

3.5 years full-time for mid-year entry

Entry Requirements


English (Units 3/4,C), General Maths, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3/4)

Recommended Knowledge

One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health, Psychology or Physical Education (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316111

Course detail

Real stories

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    Josiah McCarthy

    Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

    What I like about JCU is that it has small class sizes so you get to know your lecturers. The lecturers really help you and give you great opportunities in the field that help further your career, such as internships, volunteering, and participating in research.

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    Adon Alves

    Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

    During my time at JCU we covered interesting subtopics in sport and exercise science, including biomechanics, motor learning, sport psychology, and strength and conditioning. All lecturers and tutors are passionate about their field which provided motivation and encouragement and helped me expand on my own interests.

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    Associate Professor Fiona Barnett

    Head, Sport and Exercise Science

    Our program is a great way to learn about how to make a difference for individuals and communities. You’ll learn about the processes of human physical activity from skilled lecturers who are committed to student success. You'll also gain practical experience in world-class training facilities throughout your studies.

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    Luke Gauci

    Director, Mindset Performance Fitness Centre

    It’s been good having JCU graduates as they bring skills that are up to date with the current information in the industry. In this industry, having staff who are JCU graduates is an extra qualification a lot of personal trainers don’t have. So I’ve gone out of my way to look for people with those qualifications.