Qualify with a strong academic base in exercise prescription, sports performance analysis and physical activity across the lifespan, in the context of the scientific principles of fitness and health and their application.
From 2014-2018, any graduate of our Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree at the Brisbane, Strathfield or Melbourne campus can apply for ESSA membership at the Exercise Scientist level. This degree is currently undergoing the ESSA re-accreditation process for graduates in the program from 2019-2023.
The brand new Bachelor of High Performance Sport will be introduced in Semester 1 2019. The bachelor degree is a minimum of 2.5 years full-time and available at ACU's Brisbane, Melbourne and Strathfield campuses.
At the heart of high performance sport is the conditioning of the athlete, with the aim of optimising individual and team performance, and keeping them at the top of their game. You will gain skills in sports performance and analysis, exercise programming, and strength and conditioning of athletes. You’ll learn to design and deliver programs that enhance athletic performance and reduce the likelihood of injury and illness.
Discover the nutritive value of foods, the nutrients that bodies need at different stages of development, and the role that nutrients and diet play in health promotion and disease prevention. ACU's program focuses on general healthcare, chronic disease management, Indigenous health, and other emerging areas of need, and will appeal to anyone interested in careers in nutrition including: nutritionists in public and private industry; hospitals and public health sectors; e-health and tele-health; in nutrition communication; in food science; and in the research and development sectors.
Graduates of this degree will be eligible to apply for registration as a Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). The program will also provide the basis for postgraduate studies in dietetics.
The course focuses on the role and benefits of exercise and healthy lifestyles. Graduates will qualify with a strong academic base in exercise physiology and nutrition, biomechanics, motor control and skill acquisition, and the psychology of sport and exercise. This program has multiple academic and vocational outcomes and pathways to employment and further study in sport and coaching, exercise science, health and health promotion, outdoor leadership, teaching and other related graduate entry programs.
The brand new Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Education will be introduced in Semester 1 2019. The degree is 3 years full-time and available at ACU's Brisbane, Melbourne and Strathfield campuses.
Core studies within the degree provide an extensive knowledge and skills base in human health, wellness and performance, with a specific focus on the role of sport, exercise and outdoor education. This is addressed from a psychological, physiological, exercise prescription and outdoor education perspective, explored in the contexts of community health, well-being, recreational physical activity, sports performance and outdoor education leadership. Industry-relevant practicum experience is also embedded in the course.
This double degree is on offer at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane campuses. The degree provides an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control and biomechanical perspective, with a specific focus on the role of exercise in health, well-being and performance whilst preparing students for a career in business management.
Combining the Bachelor of Nutrition Science with the Bachelor of Business Administration will enable graduates to utilise their knowledge and skills in industry, the public service or in small business enterprises.
The program provides a four-year teaching qualification for: Physical Education (PE) in Victoria; Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (HOPE) in the ACT; and Health and Physical Education (H/PE) in Queensland. The course offers qualifications relevant to a career in both the Secondary Education and the Exercise Science sectors.