Undergraduate

Sport Science, Exercise and Health (Extended Major)

This extended major provides a sound basis in sport and exercise science theory combined with practical, technical and communication skills.

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

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.
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 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management, Graduate Diploma in Work and Health Safety, 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 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management, Graduate Diploma in Work and Health Safety, Master of Exercise Science (coursework), Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching, and the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework).

Fees and scholarships

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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.

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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

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International Student Fees

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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.


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Course details

Through this extended major in Sports Science and Exercise Health you'll become skilled in applying your sound knowledge in sport and exercise science theory to the assessment of health indicators and the prescription of exercise for healthy individuals. Your options for graduate studies will also be expanded, leading to higher qualifications in specialist accredited courses.

About the course

Through this degree you’ll understand the relationship between human structural, functional and behavioural characteristics and their application in the development of, and support for, athletes and coaches to achieve success in the sporting arena.
Sport Science Exercise and Health (Extended Major)

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley 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-SEHDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Sport Science Exercise and Health (Extended Major)
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley 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-SEHDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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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Course Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science with a degree-specific major in Sport Science and a second major in Exercise and Health is a National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) accredited course. Graduates may apply to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) within two years of completing the course for credentialing as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES).
Ranked 5th in Australia and 22nd in the world for Sports-Related Subjects (QS 2023)
UWA is ranked 1st in WA, 2nd in Australia and 23rd in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2023)

Your degree options

This major is only available within the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degrees. This is an extended major which means you undertake more units in this area. You are not able to pair this major with any other major.