The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) provides students with the knowledge, competencies and clinical experience required to deliver exercise and behaviour change strategies for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.
Exercise physiologists specialise in the delivery of exercise and behaviour change for the prevention and management of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, depression, cancer and arthritis.
During this four year degree you will develop competency in the assessment of physical and functional capacity, the identification of risks and the design of targeted, functional and sustainable exercise programs.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of exercise physiology, including areas such as musculoskeletal anatomy, muscle mechanics and training, the biomechanics of human movement, neuroscience, nutrition, rehabilitation, and exercise testing and prescription.
This flexible degree offers you the chance to study a wide range of electives alongside your core subjects. This allows you to meet the requirements for professional registration as well as experience a broad range of subjects from across the university.
Through clinical experience, you will also learn how to apply your knowledge and gain significant practical experience, working with a range of different clients in numerous settings such as gyms, hospitals and on-site clinics.
Why study with us?
- You'll gain real-world, hands-on training through clinical placements within our extensive network of clinical partners.
- You'll learn from highly respected practitioners, clinicians and researchers.
- With a multidisciplinary focus, we prepare graduates with generalist and specialist healthcare knowledge and skills.
- Our research ranks "well above world class" (Excellence in Research for Australia level 5).
- We offer a range of leadership and student support programs to give you the best possible opportunity for success.
- We have world-class facilities, with purpose-built laboratories and on-site health clinics.
- In 2021, we will move to the purpose-built Health Precinct at Camperdown campus, which will for the first time bring multiple health disciplines together in a facility that translates research into education and clinical services.