Bachelor of Fitness

VU course code: SBFI | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time

Fee type for this course: Full fee

VU Melbourne: Footscray Park


Prepare for your ideal career in the health, sport and fitness industries with a Bachelor of Fitness from Victoria University.

Our fitness degree is designed by industry experts, who will guide you towards success as a leader in the fitness field.

You'll learn the latest techniques and theory in health, exercise science and management. You'll graduate with the knowledge needed to plan, conduct and evaluate safe exercise programs for a broad range of the population.

Study areas include:

  • personal and resistance training
  • group fitness and fitness training systems
  • fitness training for all populations
  • management
  • marketing.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

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’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

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 Fitness, students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core units
  • 144 credit points of Professional Core units
  • 48 credit points of minor studies from the approved list

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places




The Bachelor of Fitness can lead to a variety of careers in the health, sport and fitness industry. You could find work in places including:

  • fitness centres
  • gyms
  • aquatic facilities
  • community facilities
  • corporate facilities
  • corporate and community health
  • recreation facilities
  • personal training businesses.

Employment for fitness instructors, sport coaches, instructors and officials in Australia rose very strongly over the last five years; check growth predictions and salaries at Labour Market Insights (government website).

Professional membership

Graduates from the Bachelor of Fitness can apply for Exercise Professional Registration with Fitness Australia (FA) and as an Advanced Personal Trainer with Physical Activity Australia.

VU Stories

Shana Robinson
Shana's empowering approach to fitness
Certificate III in Fitness SIS30315, Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40215
"Exercise is not just good for the body – it’s so important for the mind as well. There’s a mind, body, soul connection, and even a short burst of exercise in a day can make a world of difference. "
Shana's story