In our changing world, there is growing awareness that good health and exercise are keys to a better life. At Flinders, we are in tune with our fast moving world and that is why we offer degrees in exercise science.
SATAC code: 234551
Course type: Undergraduate degree
3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time)
SATAC code: 234571
Course type: Undergraduate degree
5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time)
You will study core foundation knowledge in human physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, psychology and exercise prescription plus there will be a choice of specialisations in nutrition, sports science, health promotion, behavioural sciences, business and allied health.
The Bachelor of Exercise Science gives you the practical and theoretical knowledge to practice as an Exercise Scientist. In combination with the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology you will gain the skills and knowledge that leads to accreditation as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).
Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership with ESSA (Exercise and Sport Science Australia), the peak professional body in this area.
Students will also be eligible to commence research higher degrees with a focus on exercise science.
The Bachelor of Exercise Science includes 140 hours of placement work experience, an invaluable opportunity to see first hand where your degree could take you.
The Master of Exercise Physiology offers 360 hours in clinical placement so thereby completion of the double degree will offer a combined 500 hours of work placement.
Some potential occupations for graduates include:
Potential employers include:
Continuation to the Master of Exercise Physiology prepares you for a career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). As recognised allied health professionals, AEPs are qualified in clinical exercise prescription and the delivery of exercise-based lifestyle and behaviour modification programs to prevent and treat injury and disease.
Lynda is a registered nurse who moved into public health research following her MPH and PhD. She has led several multi-year intervention studies on physical activity and health. Her teaching is focused on healthy lifestyles and associated health risk factors. Current research interests include trends in adult health and fitness, relationships between exercise and health outcomes and mindfulness and stress modification in emergency services personnel. She is a member of Sports Medicine Australia, the American College of Sports Medicine and the Public Health Association of Australia. Lynda is Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Health Sciences and senior lecturer in the Bachelor of Exercise Science.Dr Lynda Norton
Chris is a bioengineer; an accredited exercise scientist with ESSA and his teaching areas include research methods, exercise therapy and new technologies in rehabilitation. Chris specialises in gait and motion analysis and his current research areas include falls and balance in the elderly, gait in multiple sclerosis and exercise therapy for rehabilitation. He completed his PhD in ‘Kinematic Analysis of the Osteoarthritic Knee’.Dr Chris Barr
Claire is the Course Coordinator for the new Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Exercise Physiology courses and currently an Associate Professor in the Bachelor of Health Sciences. She is an Exercise Scientist and a member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as well as an Accredited SLSSA Beach Coach and Accredited Sprint Coach with Athletics Australia. Claire’s current research includes investigating adolescent girls disengagement with physical activity and working with athletes conducting a range of fitness tests and metabolic measurements testing fitness levels. Claire is heavily involved with Surf Life-Saving SA and their High Performance Surf Sport program and conducts nutrition workshops for primary school children.Associate Professor Claire Drummond
*Knowledge of SACE stage two biology is assumed.
Whether you are a Year 12 student looking for alternative pathways to the course of your choice or you’re a non-school leaver wanting to start your University studies, we offer a range of pathways to undergraduate study.
All postgraduate applications are made through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).