Undergraduate

Sport Science

Do you want to work with elite athletes or the general public in the health and fitness sector? The Sport Science major will prepare you thoroughly for a successful career in the sport and recreation industries.
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ATAR

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Sports Science graduates will have the choice of three distinct career paths. You could enter the broad sports promotion, management and marketing sector. Or you might prefer a career in athlete preparation as an Exercise Scientist. The third pathway will see you move into graduate training in sport, recreation management, coaching, exercise rehabilitation, occupational safety and health or research.
Sports Science graduates will have the choice of three distinct career paths. You could enter the broad sports promotion, management and marketing sector. Or you might prefer a career in athlete preparation as an Exercise Scientist. The third pathway will see you move into graduate training in sport, recreation management, coaching, exercise rehabilitation, occupational safety and health or research.

Further Study

Students with a Sport Science major can pursue further studies at postgraduate level. Other further study options include the Master of Exercise Science (coursework), Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching, and the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework).
Students with a Sport Science major can pursue further studies at postgraduate level. Other further study options include the Master of Exercise Science (coursework), Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching, and the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework).

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$43,900.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

A Sports Science major means you'll gain knowledge and skills in sport management and delivery, and in service delivery which is essential for athlete preparation and specialised fitness industries. Our award-winning sports science practicum provides valuable workplace experience enabling you to integrate theoretical concepts with professional practice, interact with other professionals and gain eligibility to apply for membership to Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

About the course

Do you want to work with elite athletes or the general public in the health and fitness sector? Our Sport Science major will prepare you thoroughly for a successful career in the sport and recreation industries.

Sport Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 20-30 hours teaching time plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-SPTSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSci) or 4 years (BPhil (Hons))
Sport Science
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 20-30 hours teaching time plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-SPTSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSci) or 4 years (BPhil (Hons))
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

Why study Sport and Exercise Sciences at UWA?

  • Our award-winning work-integrated learning program will ensure you graduate ‘job ready’
  • Become accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) in WA's number one sport and sciences program (QS 2023)
  • Help tackle our biggest health challenges by understanding the effects of physical activity on human health and performance
  • 22nd in the world for sports-related subjects (QS 2023)
  • Our degrees include practical experience with industry partnerships in sport (AFL, WAFL, Western Force) and health (clinic and hospital placements)

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