Undergraduate Certificate in Sport Science

VU course code: SUSA | Level of study: Undergraduate
0.5 years full time
In person
Footscray Park
Undergraduate Certificate in Sport Science


Gain foundational knowledge of sport and exercise science with an Undergraduate Certificate in Sport Science from Victoria University.

This course will help you to begin a career in sport participation and performance, informed by a range of sport-science knowledge. 

You will acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills in biological, social, psychological and movement sciences in sport, completing studies in: 

  • sport and exercise psychology  
  • functional kinesiology  
  • motor learning  
  • social elements of sport. 

On graduation, you may progress into the Bachelor of Sport Science, Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice), or Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice).

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.

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




Careers in this field include opportunities in sport organisations, leisure centres and community service organisations. 

You may progress to a bachelor degree, to apply for higher roles.  

Or apply for entry-level roles in:

  • exercise and sport science within a sporting group
  • performance coaching
  • community fitness and health services.

VU Stories

Shruti Preet Bhandurge.
A grand slam of a degree
Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science), Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Human Movement)
"There were enormous research projects that I could just partake in, and professors that really help you to understand what the subject is beyond the course material. "
Shruti's story