Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)

VU course code: ABHE | CRICOS: 084834G | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years
Hybrid

Tuition: per semester AU$17,900

Footscray Park
29 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Kick off your career in sport and exercise rehabilitation with a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) at VU.

In our Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) degree, you'll develop a solid understanding of the science that underpins sport and exercise. You'll work with new ideas and technologies, and gain knowledge and skills for a professional career in fitness, rehabilitation, sport science or human movement.

At VU, you'll learn from world-leading experts in sport studies, and enjoy access to our state-of-the-art facilities. You'll benefit from our sports industry connections, with professional placements and industry networking opportunities. Our elite partners include Western Bulldogs, Australian Sports Commission and Tennis Australia.

This bachelor degree focuses on using exercise for rehabilitation. It covers a range of biological and social sciences and humanities subjects, including:

  • biomechanics
  • clinical exercise
  • pathophysiology
  • nutrition and diet
  • motor learning.

Join a group of VU graduates known to be strong performers in the sports industry due to their practical experience. 

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice), students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core units

  • 192 credit points of Professional Core units

Units

Fees & scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

Careers

This course provides you with a broad range of skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in the rapidly growing sports and exercise industry.

You could work in exercise science, clinical and sports rehabilitation, personal training, health and fitness instructing, lecturing, or exercise and sport rehabilitation research.

Example jobs include:

  • personal fitness trainer
  • exercise and sport scientist in professional sport
  • sport nutritionist
  • exercise rehabilitation
  • special populations training - elderly, young, people with a disability
  • community fitness and health services.

Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to find the employment prospects and average salaries for fitness instructors in Australia.

VU Bachelor of Exercise Science graduates have found work at elite sport organisations, leisure centres and community-service organisations. Some graduates have started their own businesses in health, fitness and personal training.

Professional membership

Successful completion of this course will make you eligible to apply for membership of the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an Exercise Scientist.

VU stories

Sisters making it in sport rehabilitation
Exercise Physiologist, DipSportDev, B.ExSci (ClinPrac), M. ClinExPhys
"I am currently working in a clinic as a sole trader exercise physiologist. My next goal is to open up a successful multidisciplinary clinic focusing on sports and clinical rehabilitation with my sister Rosemarie who has just graduated in Osteopathy."
Bianca and Rosemarie's story