Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 75.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Exercise Science

International students: Entry and English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Exercise Science is a multidisciplinary program that will provide students with the skills and knowledge to practice in a variety of settings such as hospitals, community health units, workplaces, and gymnasiums.

Students are provided with core and foundation knowledge of human structure, function and behaviour then will apply this knowledge to a variety of exercise based scenarios as a means of improving performance across a variety of interdisciplinary health settings.

The program includes a compulsory 140 hour placement/practicum, preparing you with interdisciplinary skills and knowledge of exercise and a healthy lifestyle in the contexts of elite sport, recreational physical activity, community health and well being that prepares you for the workplace.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Exercise Science at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Exercise Science at Flinders University will enable you to:

  • qualify for a career in the evolving field of exercise science
  • study in an area where preventative health meets the fitness industry
  • specialise in the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise and physical activity and provide programs for improving general health, prevention of chronic diseases, health promotion and enhanced sports performance
  • choose from specialisations in nutrition, health promotion, sport science, behavioural sciences, business, or allied health, preparing you for a range of allied health postgraduate degrees
  • continue to the Master of Exercise Physiology to become eligible to practice as an accredited exercise physiologist.

Professional recognition/membership

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Exercise Science will be eligible to apply for membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia as an exercise scientist.

*Accreditation of the degrees is subject to approval.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following:

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None. Knowledge of SACE stage 2 biology or equivalent is assumed.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

If you are competing for a higher education transfer place you will need to achieve a high GPA to be competitive for a place in this course.

Applicants who have undertaken higher education study are eligible to compete, however, credit may be limited and dependent on the credit granted applicants may not be able to enrol full-time at all times.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Rural and remote sub-quota

An annual sub-quota will be available for students from rural and remote areas. To be considered for the rural and remote sub-quota you must submit with your SATAC application a Statutory Declaration confirming you have lived in non-metropolitan areas of Australia (Remoteness Classifications RA2 to RA5) for at least 5 consecutive years, or 10 years cumulatively, from birth (ie during any period of your life).

Download the Rural Eligibility Statutory Declaration (PDF 210KB)

The completed and signed statutory declaration must be uploaded to your application in the SATAC system within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application.

You can check your eligibility in accordance with the definition above using the search tool at the Remoteness Area (RA) Locator site.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234551
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $8,297

International students
CRICOS code: 091862M
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $33,600
2019: $36,300


Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Health (PDF 2MB)

International students

International course guides